Agastache cana Rosita

Rosita Hummingbird Mint

 
 

Exclusive. Rosita was selected for its smaller size and dense spikes of raspberry-red flowers (50% more flowers than the typical Agastache cana). It blooms for several months beginning in early to mid-summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
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"
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11819

Details

24" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). An exciting new form of Agastache cana that appeared as a single outstanding plant in a group of garden plants grown from habitat collected seed. 'Rosita' has been the subject of much comment in our Santa Fe display gardens because of its profusion of dense, deep rose-pink flower spikes and extremely bushy semi-dwarf growth habit.

Earlier blooming than regular Agastache cana plants, 'Rosita's spikes have about 50% more flowers per spike than is normal; the effect is striking and noticeable from a great distance. Plant in well-drained garden soils, and water deeply but infrequently once established.
SKU 11819
Common Name Rosita Hummingbird Mint
Botanical Name Agastache cana Rosita
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
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 Attract Hummingbirds, Native
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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Hardy (3)

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5.0

My Southwest Garden

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from Texas

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

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    While I have been gardening for years I am new to the south west and learning what will and will not grow here. High country Gardens have not steered me wrong in my choice of plants. I have tried the local places but they were not very helpful. I have learned the hard way that what does nicely on the east coast and north do not like this area. These plants will let me have the flowers and blooms through the summer and entice the birds I like. I am very pleased with the way they have taken off growing well as soon as planted.

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    5.0

    Nice size Agastache

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    from Taos, NM

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    • Attractive
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    • Hardy
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    • Versatile

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      This was the background plant I used in a new raised garden. It performed beautifully by adding the deep pink to red color I wanted immediately the first year, which was a surprise. I can't wait to see how it does in the next few years.

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      1.0

      Died in our September drought

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      from Lexington, Ky

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        • Small In Size

        Best Uses

          Died when Agastache Ava thrived planted 3 feet away

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice bright, long-lasting flowers

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          from Smith Valley, NV

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          • Hardy
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            Great xeric garden plant, flower color packs a punch! Trouble-free, bunnies leave it alone. The only downside is that initially the flower clusters were stumpy, but as the plant matured they elongated and now look normal.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            High Country Gardens has the best Agastaches anywhere!

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            from Belleville, MI

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              Love your products -- great packaging and always healthy plants.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Hummingbird magnet

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              from Orland Park, IL

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                In my garden by the deck. Love it! Attracted many hummingbirds which is just awesome!

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Lost Rosita, all others happily up!

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                from Wrightwood CA

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                  Lost my little Rosita over winter after her first season in our mt soil. All others ordered are up and appear to be doing nicely. Fingers crossed! Thank you.

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                  (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely Amazing

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                  from Raleigh, NC

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                  Downright wonderful!

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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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