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Agastache 'Desert Sunrise' (Hummingbird mint)

Agastache 'Desert Sunrise' Photo/Illustration: David Salman/High Country Gardens

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Agastache 'Desert Sunrise' ag-ah-STAK-ee Common Name: Hummingbird mint Genus: Agastache
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 characteristics: Hybrid of A. rupestris and A. cana. Large plant with spikes of pink-red-orange flowers that hummingbirds love.
Care: Grow in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. Tolerates dry, xeric sites but also grows well in regular garden conditions.
Propagation: Start seeds indoors in early spring at 55° to 64°F; divide in spring; take cuttings in late summer.
Problems: Usually easy to grow, but mildew and rust can be problems during a dry summer. Downy mildew and other fungal diseases occasionally occur.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Attracts Hummingbirds; Fragrant Flowers; Fragrant Foliage; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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