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Hummingbird mint

Agastache 'Desert Sunrise'


This hummingbird mint boasts large spikes of reddish-pink tubular flowers with an orange tint over a long season in summer and early fall. The whole plant is aromatic. Grow in a bed, border, rock garden, or xeric garden.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsHybrid of A. rupestris and A. cana . Large plant with spikes of pink-red-orange flowers that hummingbirds love.

CareGrow in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. Tolerates dry, xeric sites but also grows well in regular garden conditions.

PropagationStart seeds indoors in early spring at 55° to 64°F; divide in spring; take cuttings in late summer.

ProblemsUsually easy to grow, but mildew and rust can be problems during a dry summer. Downy mildew and other fungal diseases occasionally occur.

  • Genus : Agastache
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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