Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite

Apricot Sprite Hummingbird Mint

 
  • Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite
  • Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite

Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite provides a sizzling blast of bright orange flowers during the heat of mid- to late summer. An outstanding perennial for attracting hummingbirds. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 6 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11808P

Details

30-36" tall x 18-24" wide. Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite provides a sizzling blast of bright orange flowers during the heat of mid- to late summer. An outstanding perennial for attracting hummingbirds, this Agastache blooms for several months and does best with little water and fertilizer once established. Both the flowers and foliage have an intense mint scent. Bred by Jelitto Seed, Europe’s leading perennial seed company. Low Fertility, Well-Drained Soil. Plant with Oenothera.
SKU 11808P
Common Name Apricot Sprite Hummingbird Mint
Botanical Name Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 30-36" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for growing Agastache

Agastache are sun loving plants with aromatic foliage and flowers. They bloom from mid-summer into early fall and are resistant to rabbits and deer.

Agastache need lean, well-drained soils, prefer gravel mulches, and appreciate deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season

  1. Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
  2. Plant in full hot sun.
  3. Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
  4. Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Watering can be reduced greatly during the second growing season when the plants have matured.

To improve winter-hardiness, and encourage re-seeding, leave the stems intact over the winter. In mid-spring, remove old stems just above the new foliage, about 4 or 5 inches above ground level.

If your conditions don't lend themselves to growing Agastache in your garden, they do well planted in containers.

More in-depth guidance for growing Agastache: Agastache Growing Tips, Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part 1, and Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part II.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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2.0

Unfortunately, these plants did not survive the summer.

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

      I followed the directions, but they did not seem very hardy. The salvia that I bought and planted at the same time did well.

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      This plant started out fine, had started to blossom, but the turned crispy and died.

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      5.0

      Agastache! Nothing can match ye!

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      from Alpine, TX

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Stands Out In A Crowd
      • Versatile

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

        This plant is a reliable performer while some other plants come and go in my high desert garden. All agastaches are in big pots since my soil can be harder than concrete. I have different colors and heights and with the birds and bees and butterflies, there is always action around the agastaches. They need light water, and love the sun.
        They take 100 degree days very well. best, GJ

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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