Agastache neomexicana

New Mexico Hummingbird Mint

 

New Mexico hummingbird mint is a smaller growing species with narrow spikes of arromatic lavender-pink flowers. A very upright grower, it attracts butterflies and bees to it's nectar rich flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11813

Details

24-30" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated) This delightfully different native Agastache, with its tight spikes of small, fragrant lavender-pink flowers and stiff upright stems, is sure to please. Unlike other native Agastache that attract hummingbirds, NM Hummingbird Mint is excellent as a nectar source for bumblebees and butterflies.

The mid-summer flowers have a sweet scent with a hint of lavender and are excellent for dried arrangements. Cut back old stems to 2-3" above ground level in mid-spring. A sturdy, easily grown plant that grows wonderfully alongside Lavender and Ratibida.
SKU 11813
Common Name New Mexico Hummingbird Mint
Botanical Name Agastache neomexicana
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Western Only
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.

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

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3.0

Survival rate poor

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from Davenport, Washington

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Lightweight

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

    It was a great plant except that when I moved it last fall, it didn't make the transition. Maybe it doesn't like to be moved. However, all of the agastache's that I've tried die eventually (some survive longer than others). Isn't as hardy as I expected.

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    5.0

    Full size in first year!

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    from Boulder, CO

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

    A very handsome hyssop that grew to full size in the first year. Has a strikingly compact and upright habit, with great blooming June to October. Soft rose color is different than many hyssops.

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    5.0

    A delight for our small feathered friend

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    from Bertram, TX

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

      The color was perfect in my garden. It was a real treat watching the hummingbirds discover the sweet nectar.

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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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