Sunset hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Silk
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Sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris)
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Genus:  Agastache
True to its name, sunset hyssop encapsulates a Western sunset in its flowers: bronze with hints of orange and yellow, and streaks of magenta and pink along the margins. More and more flowers emerge as summer progresses. The plant blooms heavily in August, and continues into autumn.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and dry to medium, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring. Divide plants in summer. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Some plants may need winter protection where not hardy.
Problems:  Mildew, rust, and downy mildew.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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