Introducing Giant Agastache Fall Fiesta

Agastache 'Fall Fiesta' is a beautiful, new large agastache introduction to the High Country Gardens family.
Agastache 'Fall Fiesta' is a superb new High Country Gardens introduction, and is hardy through zones 5-9.

An Exciting New Hybrid Hummingbird Mint From the Garden of David Salman

I have had a keen interest in the fantastic flowering perennials known as the Hummingbird Mints (Agastache) for more than twenty five years. My fascination with this incredible genus continues and I'm pleased to release Agastache 'Fall Fiesta', a new native hybrid discovered in my Santa Fe home garden several years ago.

Of huge size, Agastache 'Fall Fiesta' has orange and pink flowers held by showy rose-pink calyxes (that hold their dark color after flowering has finished). The large flower spikes will reach 4 to 4 ½ feet in height and the dark green foliage has a slightly sweet, minty scent. Judging by its appearance and the scent of the foliage, I believe that 'Fall Fiesta' is a cross between 'Ava' (Agastache cana x Agastache barberi) and Glowing Embers® (a selection of Agastache rupestris).

Being a hybrid, the nectar content of the flowers is very high and the hummingbirds go crazy for it. Of all the Agastache I've gardened with, 'Fall Fiesta' stays in flower later into the fall than any other Agastache I've grown; thus the origin of the name. This is an invaluable trait that prolongs late season color and keeps the hummingbirds and other pollinators when their other nectar sources are done blooming.

Plant Agastache 'Fall Fiesta' and all its wonderful companions with full sun in a lean (infertile), sandy, rocky, loam or clay-loam type soil. Fertilize the soil with Yum Yum Mix and a little compost applied in mid-fall. Mulch with a coarse cotton burr, pine needle, pecan shell or crushed gravel mulch to keep the soil a little cooler and protect from drying out too quickly.

Agastache Fall Fiesta shown in the garden. Fall Fiesta is a wonderful source of nectar for hummingbirds.
Agastache Fall Fiesta shown in the garden. Fall Fiesta is a wonderful source of nectar for hummingbirds.

Companion Plants for Agastache 'Fall Fiesta'

Being a giant plant, 'Fall Fiesta' should be planted with other large growing late season blooming perennials.

I recommend:

Agastache cana Rosita
Agastacha cana Rosita was a 2007 High Country Gardens introduction.

Past Agastache Introductions

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