'Shades of Orange' hummingbird mint, 'Shades of Orange' hyssop

Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange'

Photo/Illustration: 
David Salman
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'Shades of Orange' hummingbird mint, 'Shades of Orange' hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange')
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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'