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‘Shades of Orange’ hummingbird mint, ‘Shades of Orange’ hyssop

Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange'

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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 CharacteristicsResistant to deer and rabbits.

CareProvide 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

  • Genus : Agastache
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Silver/Grey
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Uses : Sun

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