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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.
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
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.
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lost this one 1st cold wet spring
By Loyal Customer since 2012
from New Mexico
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Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite:
never took hold
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from St. Catharines Ontario,Canada
About Me Getting Started
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By No, thank you
from Minneapolis, MN
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.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great low fuss pop of color!
from Oklahoma City, OK
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.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Unfortunately, these plants did not survive the summer.
By Allie the planter
from Fairfax, VA
I followed the directions, but they did not seem very hardy. The salvia that I bought and planted at the same time did well.
Merchant response: Good Day Allie the planter,We are so sorry to hear the Agastache Apricot Sprite did not thrive in your area. Unfortunately, this particular species struggles outside the dry, western side of the country. If exposed to humid summers, this may not last a very long time. Any of our products on our website listed with a "cowboy hat" symbol, indicates that this plant is suited only for the west. We sincerely apologize if this was not clear when you purchased this. Please know that we would never want you to pay for something you never got a chance to enjoy! It is because of this, we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. We encourage you to give us a call at 1-800-925-9387 One of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to go over your options so you can get exactly what you paid for! Happy Gardening!
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Bisbee AZ
About Me Master Gardener
This plant started out fine, had started to blossom, but the turned crispy and died.
Merchant response: Good Morning Barbs,We apologize that your Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite failed to produce proper growth! We are not sure what the cause may have been, but please know that we would never want you to pay for something that you did not get a chance to enjoy! We fully guarantee all of our products up to one year from the day the item shipped. We encourage you to give us a call and one of our friendly & knowledgeable representatives would be more than happy to work with you to get the results you paid for! We have also reached out to you via email to discuss options. Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 800.925.9387; we are available Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm EST and also on Saturday 9am to 5pm. Happy Gardening!
(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
Agastache! Nothing can match ye!
from Alpine, TX
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
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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