Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers

Glowing Embers Licorice Mint Hyssop

 
 

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Agastache 'Glowing Embers' is a fantastic selection of Licorice Mint Hyssop (Hummingbird Mint) with fragrant foliage and glowing orange-red tubular flowers that are a favorite with hummingbirds. Plant in containers to enjoy this plant in the eastern U.S. Exclusive.

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Zones
5 - 9 (Hardy in your zone)
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 HBLM851

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Agastache 'Glowing Embers®.' (Glowing Embers Hummingbird Mint) will remind you of watching the shimmer of glowing embers in a campfire--these are the shades of smoldering orange-red colors you'll find in the flower spikes of Blooming from mid-summer into early fall, this gorgeous selection is both aromatic (with its spicy licorice-mint scent) and spectacular. Hummingbirds adore the nectar-rich flowers which contrast beautifully with the thin, fine textured pewter-gray foliage. Glowing Embers was originally selected by High Country Garden's Chief Horticulturist, David Salman from a large group of plants grown from seed collected in its Grant Co., NM habitat.

We recommend planting with Yum Yum Mix and Root Stimulator Combo Pack for the best results.

SKU HBLM851
Common Name Glowing Embers Licorice Mint Hyssop
Botanical Name Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 24-26" tall
Mature Spread 16-20" 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
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
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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4.3

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Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Fragrant (3)

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4.0

Promising plant!

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from Long Island, NY

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy

Cons

  • Flimsy

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  • Pool Area

Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

Although my first plant didn't make it after a shipping issue, High Country Gardens sent me a second plant without a problem! I supplement my native flower garden with Southwest and Mexican species to attract Hummingbirds to my New York home. I am excited to give this plant a little more care this year and see it thrive!

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5.0

Grasshoppers LOVE this plant!

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

    I purchased this as a hummingbird nectar source. The grasshoppers had other ideas. Despite using NOLO bait for the past 3 years, there are still grasshoppers every summer, and they seem to eat Hyssop preferentially. If you have grasshoppers, I do not recommend planting hyssop. Plant salvia instead. It does very well.

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    4.0

    Beautiful but short lived

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    from CO

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    • Not Hardy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

    I took a chance on this, but it turned out not to be hardy enough to survive the winter here. It flowered the first year, was beautiful, and the hummingbirds enjoyed it immensely. I might buy more and treat them as annuals.

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    3.0

    So-So

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

        I have seven of these plants arranged in two groups of three, and one by itself meant as a "splash" of red a few feet away from the other groups. These have been in the ground a year. This plant is best used in mass planting of at least three or better five plants spaced fairly closely together. The leaves are rather widely spaced on somewhat thin stems, and the narrow and slightly downward shape of the leaves give the plant an overall dry and spindly look. The photo does show this, it's just that what the eye sees is the red flowers. In my opinion, it is not a particularly attractive plant, though it is hardy and drought tolerant. When not in bloom, it's just a leggy, tall, weedy looking thing. When in bloom, the blooms just aren't all that impressive unless the plants a very close together. Mine were planted as recommended, and I think they are too far apart. While hummingbirds do occasionally visit the plant, there are others in my garden that are more popular. I'll give these plants a few more years to see if they will "bulk up" and develop into fuller plants over time, but sadly, if they don't fill out, I will be removing them from my garden and planting them out in our wild flower meadow area. They just aren't that pretty. In my opinion, there are better Hummingbird Mints.

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        5.0

        I would buy more of these!

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        from Salt Lake City, UT

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Small In Size

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

        This plant came to me as part of the preplanned Habitat Hero Birdwatcher garden. I was really excited to see this Agastache was included with that. When I actually received the plants, this one was missing, but when I had called customer service, they shipped one out to me immediately. I received it within a couple days. The plant did make it through the winter and is still quite small at the moment. I'm sure once it heats up, it will take off. I was very happy with the service I had received from HGC.

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        5.0

        Truly beautiful

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        from Rockaway, NJ

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

          Not only beautiful, this agastache kept going from late spring through mid-November. Impervious to drought, the stems remained upright with very little coaxing. Usually hummingbirds visit my backyard only; but they made an exception for this plant; they eagerly visited it in a bed in my front yard.

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          4.0

          survived under difficult circumstances

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          from eastern WV

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          Cons

          • Not Good In Pot

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

          good plant but we subjected it to hard conditions in an urn which stunted growth and blooms. Needed more regular watering. Deer left it alone.

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          4.0

          Agastache Glowing Embers

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers:

            I planted this earlier this year and it did grow enough to bloom the same summer! It appears a little more on the orange side than red as in the picture shows. I do love orange and this is planted next to Wild Petunia so it looks great. I am waiting to see how it returns (since planted this year) and what color I get next year. Whether it stays the orangish/reddish color or comes back more like the photo.

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            5.0

            Brightest color of all my Agastache

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              Beautiful color. I am going to plant some more next year.

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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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