Agastache Desert Sunrise
Hybrid Hummingbird Mint
Details40-48" tall x 24" wide. Imagine a clear sky with a line of low clouds on the horizon, tinted shades of orange, pink and lavender by the rising sun and you have the color of 'Desert Sunrise' flowers. A hybrid I discovered in my garden a few years back, 'Desert Sunrise' is a cross between the two best southwestern species of the genus: Agastache rupestris and Agastache cana. This new perennial introduction is a sturdy, vigorous grower that blooms non-stop from midsummer through fall. The flower spikes are quite large and both the foliage and flowers are delightfully fragrant. Agastache 'Desert Sunrise' is xeric like Agastache rupestris, but like Agastache cana adapts well to regular garden conditions with better soils and more plentiful water. Best of all, 'Desert Sunrise' is a rich nectar source that is very popular with hummingbirds! Not recommended for Fall planting in zones 5 and 6. (cutting propagated)
|Common Name||Hybrid Hummingbird Mint|
|Botanical Name||Agastache Desert Sunrise|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, Orange|
|Mature Height||40-48" tall|
|Mature Spread||24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to mid fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Attract Hummingbirds, Native|
|Special Groups||High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California|
|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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- Accurate Instructions
- beautiful bubble gum scent, can only be better
- plant near doors to enjoy color and scent
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Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Desert Sunrise:
wish I had space for more, searched all over town to find this variety, had one several years ago that
grew 5 foot tall in high desert. perished when i tried to move it. that might be a con.
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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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