'Shades of Orange' hummingbird mint, 'Shades of Orange' hyssop Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange' Photo/Illustration: David Salman 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Shades of Orange' hummingbird mint, 'Shades of Orange' hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange') ag-ah-STAK-ee or-an-tee-AY-kah Genus: Agastache A cultivar discovered at High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this aromatic, water-wise perennial grows to 30 inches tall and 18 inches wide and features fine, mint-scented, gray-green leaves and spikes of tubular flowers in shade of orange from mid-summer to fall. The plant is hugely attractive to hummingbirds, hence the common name. Noteworthy Characteristics: Resistant to deer and rabbits. Care: Provide full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Propagation: Divide in spring or take cuttings in late summer. Problems: Occasional downy mildew or rust Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Flame Foliage Color Silver/Grey Uses Beds and Borders, Sun Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant Type Perennials Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange'View the discussion thread.