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Agastache rupestris (Sunset hyssop)

Agastache rupestris Photo/Illustration: Steve Silk

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Agastache rupestris ag-ah-STAK-ee roo-PES-tris Common Name: Sunset hyssop 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.
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 Winter Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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