Agastache neomexicana

New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

 

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New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Agastache neomexicana) is a smaller growing species with narrow spikes of aromatic lavender-pink flowers. A very upright grower, Agastache neomexicana attracts butterflies and bees to its nectar rich flowers.

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Native
Good for Dried Flowers
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11813

Details

24-30" tall x 18" wide. New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Agastache neomexicana) is a delightfully different native Agastache, with its tight spikes of small, fragrant lavender-pink flowers and stiff upright stems, it is sure to please. Unlike other native Agastache that attract hummingbirds, NM Hummingbird Mint is excellent as a nectar source for bumblebees and butterflies.

The mid-summer flowers have a sweet scent with a hint of lavender and are excellent for dried arrangements. Cut back old stems to 2-3" above ground level in mid-spring. A sturdy, easily grown plant that grows wonderfully alongside Lavender and Ratibida. (Seed propagated.)

SKU 11813
Common Name New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name Agastache neomexicana
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
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 Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Native, Good for Dried Flowers, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. 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.

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High Country GardensAgastache neomexicana
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
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4.0

Reliable and attractive

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from Durango , CO

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

      Planted three specimens four years ago and two are still alive and producing. Attractive, tidy flowers, makes excellent "front row" shorter specimen to enhance multi height viewing. Attracts butterflies and bees but hummingbirds taste quickly and move on. Has not spread or sent up volunteers.

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      2.0

      Unsuccessful

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      from Lakewood, CO

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Small In Size
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

        Remained puny all season after spring planting 2017. Plant did not grow much at all, and yielded only a few small flower spikes. Did not survive the winter 2017-18, which was not a hard winter. Many other Agastache plant varieties growing right around it are very healthy and bloom profusely.

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        5.0

        Bloomed the first year

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        from Los Alamos, NM

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

        I purchased two of these in May and by mid-July they are not quite full size, but very lush with pink blooms. One of my favorites of the agastaches that I have planted.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A new favorite

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        from Alvarado, Texas

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

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          • Garden

          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

          Bought this last fall, did not look great when I got it, and I was not very hopeful since we had the coldest winter in years. Remained very small long into the spring, but when it did start to grow it took off! Very beautiful, full and love the color. Perfect for my border. Exactly what I wanted and was glad I was patient with it. Definitely will recommend and probably buy more this year.

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          5.0

          I would buy this plant again

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          from Erie, PA

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Healthy
          • Lightweight
          • Very profuse growing plant. Absolutely gorgeous!

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

            I planted this agastache at the back of a border to add height, texture, and color. Gorgeous addition to the garden.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Survival rate poor

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            from Davenport, Washington

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Lightweight

            Cons

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

              It was a great plant except that when I moved it last fall, it didn't make the transition. Maybe it doesn't like to be moved. However, all of the agastache's that I've tried die eventually (some survive longer than others). Isn't as hardy as I expected.

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              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Full size in first year!

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              from Boulder, CO

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

              A very handsome hyssop that grew to full size in the first year. Has a strikingly compact and upright habit, with great blooming June to October. Soft rose color is different than many hyssops.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A delight for our small feathered friend

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              from Bertram, TX

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Versatile

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache neomexicana:

                The color was perfect in my garden. It was a real treat watching the hummingbirds discover the sweet nectar.

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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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