Apache Sunset Agastache

Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset' (Apache Sunset Licorice Hummingbird Mint or 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.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height18-24" tall
Mature Spread12-18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SKUHC016086

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.

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Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset' (Apache Sunset Licorice Hummingbird Mint or 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 the 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.
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Associated SKUsHC016086
Common Name
Apache Sunset Licorice Hummingbird 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
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, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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.
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