Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite
Apricot Sprite Hummingbird Mint
Details30-36" 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.
|Common Name||Apricot Sprite Hummingbird Mint|
|Botanical Name||Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite|
|Zones||6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||30-36" tall|
|Mature Spread||18-24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|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|
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
- Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
- Plant in full hot sun.
- Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
- Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
- 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.
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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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