Agastache rupestris 'Glowing Embers'

Glowing Embers Licorice Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

Agastache Glowing Embers is a fantastic selection of Licorice Mint Hyssop (Hummingbird Mint) with fragrant foliage and glowing orange-red tubular flowers that are a favorite with hummingbirds. Plant in containers to enjoy this plant in the eastern U.S. Exclusive. 24-26" tall x 24-28" wide.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height24-26" tall
Mature Spread24-28" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SKUHC017296

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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Agastache Glowing Embers® (Glowing Embers Hummingbird Mint) will remind you of watching the shimmer of glowing embers in a campfire--these are the shades of smoldering orange-red colors you'll find in the flower spikes of Blooming from mid-summer into early fall, this gorgeous selection is both aromatic (with its spicy licorice-mint scent) and spectacular. Hummingbirds adore the nectar-rich flowers which contrast beautifully with the thin, fine textured pewter-gray foliage. Glowing Embers was originally selected by High Country Garden's Chief Horticulturist, David Salman from a large group of plants grown from seed collected in its Grant Co., NM habitat. 
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Associated SKUsHC017296
Common Name
Glowing Embers Licorice Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name
Agastache rupestris 'Glowing Embers'
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red, Orange
Mature Height
24-26" tall
Mature Spread
24-28" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Planting Kit
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
Native
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
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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