Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite

Apricot Sprite Hummingbird Mint

 

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Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' (Apricot Sprite Hyssop) provides a sizzling blast of bright orange flowers during the heat mid-to-late summer. An outstanding perennial for attracting hummingbirds with brilliant fragrance.

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Zones 6 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Low Maintenance
Adds Movement
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11808P

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Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' (Apricot Sprite Hyssop) is a hummingbird favorite with its apricot-orange flowers that bloom profusely during the heat of mid-to-late summer. An outstanding, low-care perennial, this Agastache blooms for several months and does best with occasional deep watering and very little fertilizer once established. Both the flowers and foliage have an intense mint scent. Bred by Jelitto Seed, Europe’s leading perennial seed company. Likes low fertility and well-drained soil. 15-18" tall x 24" wide.
SKU 11808P
Common Name Apricot Sprite Hummingbird Mint
Botanical Name Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
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", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Low Maintenance, Adds Movement
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.

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High Country GardensAgastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite
 
3.0

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Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

  • Small in size (3)

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  • Garden (3)
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1.0

lost this one 1st cold wet spring

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from New Mexico

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

      never took hold

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      5.0

      Yes

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      from St. Catharines Ontario,Canada

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      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

        I live in zone 6- Ontario. When I planted in Spring.i thought it died after a few weeks as it looked that.
        The hummingbirds have found it and loving it.
        About 2 ft tall and 3 feet wide.
        Glorious yellow blooms in front of my living room window.

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        2.0

        A disappointment

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        from Minneapolis, MN

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        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Small In Size
        • Very late blooming

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        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

        Part of an Agastache experiment, this was the lone disappointment of the order. It survived the transplant, but was the slowest of all to get going afterward, and despite being in full sun all day, it didn't begin to bloom until September, and late September is typically the end of the growing season here. In late January, it's too early to tell if it will re-emerge in the spring, but I won't order more, since it seems unhappy this far north.

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        5.0

        Great low fuss pop of color!

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        from Oklahoma City, OK

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

            Very attractive sturdy plant that bloomed nicely in the first year. It survived a hot Oklahoma summer, and some torrential rainfalls, without issue and produced flowers that seemed to last late summer to November.

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            2.0

            Unfortunately, these plants did not survive the summer.

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            from Fairfax, VA

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

                I followed the directions, but they did not seem very hardy. The salvia that I bought and planted at the same time did well.

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                1.0

                a failure

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                from Bisbee AZ

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                This plant started out fine, had started to blossom, but the turned crispy and died.

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                (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Agastache! Nothing can match ye!

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                from Alpine, TX

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                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Lightweight
                • Stands Out In A Crowd
                • Versatile

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:

                  This plant is a reliable performer while some other plants come and go in my high desert garden. All agastaches are in big pots since my soil can be harder than concrete. I have different colors and heights and with the birds and bees and butterflies, there is always action around the agastaches. They need light water, and love the sun.
                  They take 100 degree days very well. best, GJ

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                  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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