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 CharacteristicsHybrid of A. rupestris and A. cana . Large plant with spikes of pink-red-orange flowers that hummingbirds love.
CareGrow in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. Tolerates dry, xeric sites but also grows well in regular garden conditions.
PropagationStart seeds indoors in early spring at 55° to 64°F; divide in spring; take cuttings in late summer.
ProblemsUsually easy to grow, but mildew and rust can be problems during a dry summer. Downy mildew and other fungal diseases occasionally occur.
- Genus : Agastache
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest