Agastache rupestris Apache Sunset
Apache Sunset Licorice Mint Hyssop
DetailsAgastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset' (Apache Sunset Licorice Mint Hyssop) has loads of salmon-orange flower spikes that emerge in mid-summer and last until frost. Apache Sunset’s has finely cut, silvery-gray leaves that are highly aromatic, with the scent of licorice and mint. A diminutive form of Agastache rupestris, it only grows to a height of 18-20 inches, so it is perfect for small spaces in the garden or patio containers. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore this brightly-colored, easy-to-grow, long-blooming perennial.
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|Common Name||Apache Sunset Licorice Mint Hyssop|
|Botanical Name||Agastache rupestris Apache Sunset|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||18-24" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-18" wide|
|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"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Native|
|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.
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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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