'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
Orange/Salmon Flower
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Desert Garden,
Herb Garden,
Low-Maintenance,
Sun
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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