Agastache rupestris Apache Sunset

Apache Sunset Licorice Mint Hyssop

 

Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset' (Apache Sunset Licorice Mint Hyssop) has loads of salmon-orange flower spikes and silvery-gray leaves that are scented with licorice and mint. Perfect for small spaces in the garden or containers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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$12.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLCW51

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Agastache 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 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.
SKU HBLCW51
Common Name Apache Sunset Licorice Mint Hyssop
Botanical Name Agastache rupestris Apache Sunset
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
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 Attract Hummingbirds, Native
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

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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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