Agastache Desert Sunrise ®

Hybrid Hummingbird Mint

 
 

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Desert Sunrise is a hybrid native wildflower that blooms for months with tall spikes of orange and pink tubular flowers. The nectar-rich flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. The plant has aromatic, mint-scented foliage and flowers.

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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 Late summer to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11834

Details

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)
SKU 11834
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
Native Yes
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 Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Hot Desert, Coastal California, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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.

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High Country GardensAgastache Desert Sunrise ®
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Fragrant (5)
  • Hardy (5)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

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5.0

Still coming back

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from denver, co

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Desert Sunrise ®:

    I planted Desert Sunrise in a mixed hummingbird garden in Denver 14 years ago, and it has come back every year. It is always a hit with the hummers that migrate through in the fall, contributing to their boisterous territorial behaviors. Looks great next to Russian Sage and Butterfly Bush.

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    3.0

    Somewhat underwhelming

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    from Minneapolis, MN

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fast-growing, once established

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Desert Sunrise ®:

    Part of a "test bed" of Agastache I planted in a south-facing area of my back yard to see if Zone 5 plants would/could survive the colder, wetter climate of Zone 4 Minntapolis, MN. It's too early to tell if this one will re-emerge after the winter, which is currently in full swing in late January.

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    5.0

    Unbelievably beautiful and long lasting bloom.

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    from Rapid City SD 57702

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    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Desert Sunrise ®:

      I planted this in my new small garden on the southwest side by the house in horrible clay soil covered with rock, added just a little good soil, and it was fabulous.

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      5.0

      Vigorous and Surprising

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      from Southwest Michigan

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Desert Sunrise ®:

        Not planted in an ideal place (heavy, compacted soil), but as soon as I planted it, it took right off and doubled in size by the time winter hit. Nicely shaped young plant. Even had a few flowers by August.

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        5.0

        very nice plant

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        from western New York

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

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          • containers
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          • Patio
          • Pool Area

          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Desert Sunrise ®:

          I planted this agastache along my pool fence, all day sun, in sandy clay that has a river rock mulch. We are zone 5B. It did fantastic all summer, blooming up until a hard frost. The pollinators loved it. Nice bright color. I have tried other perennials in this spot but it was too dry for them As for hardiness, we will see in Spring. I did not cut them back this Fall. We had 11 degrees a few nights ago and NO snow so we'll see how they made it. Great purchase, would recommend it.

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          5.0

          agastache desert sunrise

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          from albuquerque

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • beautiful bubble gum scent, can only be better
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Versatile

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            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio
            • plant near doors to enjoy color and scent
            • Pool Area

            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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