Agastache Red Happiness

Red Happiness Hummingbird Mint

 
 
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Exclusive. 'Red Happiness' Agastache is a cold hardy, red flowered Hummingbird Mint that blooms for many weeks from mid-summer on. Outstanding for attracting hummingbirds. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLE451

Details

Red Happiness has such beautifully colored red flowers, you just have to smile when you see them. Discovered by HCG founder David Salman, it’s a very cold hardy hummingbird mint that’s long blooming with nectar-rich flowers that are a favorite of the hummingbirds. The plant is deer and rabbit resistant with its strongly mint-scented foliage. If planted in zone 5 or 6 in fall, it should not be cut back. Mulch heavily to protect it from winter cold, wet conditions.
SKU HBLE451
Common Name Red Happiness Hummingbird Mint
Botanical Name Agastache Red Happiness
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 28-32" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
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. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

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

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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High Country GardensAgastache Red Happiness
 
4.6

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Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Fragrant (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

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5.0

Agastache red Happiness

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from Dallas Texas

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Easy To Grow
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Received The Plant Early

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Red Happiness:

    Ordered and received the plant mid September planted it right away and started to bloom in late October. Never died to the ground this winter since we had an El Nino year. Now that we are in April the plant is already two feet tall and about to set flowers.

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    5.0

    Beautiful Color

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    from SW Iowa

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Red Happiness:

      The color of this plant is beautiful. I planted this right off my front porch (next to my rocker) in an attempt to bring the hummingbirds closer. It worked in the first year! I have this mixed in with some pink phlox, which makes the color stand out even more. You won't regret getting this plant.

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      5.0

      Brilliant color for the garden

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      from Lansing, MI

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Butterfly Magnet
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Hummingbird Magnet

      Cons

      • Slow growing

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Red Happiness:

      I have this product growing in a meadow garden that I began creating six years ago. Agastache Red Happiness was one of the first plants that I placed into the area that first year. While it is a very slow growing plant, once it takes hold it basically takes care of itself. Over the last four years I have planted several agastache into the meadow (several more of the Red Happiness because of the beautiful color) and they are all doing well out there. I would recommend to anyone that they plant at least one Red Happiness some where in their garden, just for the brilliant color in late summer.

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      4.0

      Beautiful!!

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      from Golden, CO

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      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Red Happiness:

        Planted this in the spring of 2015 in a un-irrigated part of the garden. What fantastic color! I can't wait until next year when it gets even bigger!

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        4.0

        nice agastache

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        from Yakima, WA

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Red Happiness:

          I planted this in my hummingbird garden along the border in front of taller plants. Plants grew well the first growing season and they bloomed well. Were used quite frequently by Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds in my garden. This was the first season, so waiting until next year to see if this is cold hardy in my zone 6b garden. Plants grow upright and have good form.

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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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