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Agastache rupestris

Licorice Mint or Sunset Hyssop

Licorice Mint Hyssop is one of the best, most durable species in the Agastache family. With smoky orange flowers held by lavender calyxes, the entire plant is scented like licorice and mint. A 1996 High Country Gardens introduction.

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SKUs: HBL5DXX, 11825R (Plant - 2.5" deep pot), 11825 (Plant - 5" deep pot)

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Additional Information
SKU HBL5DXX
Common Name Licorice Mint or Sunset Hyssop
Botanical Name Agastache rupestris
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink, Orange, Silver
Estimated Mature Height 36-42" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Will Tolerate Low Fertility, Well-Drained Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", Less than 10" (with irrigation)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
Details
1997 Plant Select Winner 36-42" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). Licorice Mint Hyssop is a superior perennial enjoyed in the garden for its spicy fragrance, uniquely colored flowers and finely textured foliage. It is also a superb hummingbird plant attracting them for several months with its nectar-rich flowers. Like lavender, it is an indispensable perennial for water-thrifty gardens. Agastache rupestris loves a hot, sunny position in well-drained soil. Keep an eye out for the hummingbirds when this plant is in bloom. Its nectar-rich flowers are unsurpassed in bringing hummingbirds into your garden.
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Great flowers

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from Charleston, SC

Pros

  • Bright

Cons

  • small

Best Uses

  • Front yard

Comments about Agastache rupestris:

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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 or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) 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.
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