Agastache cana Rosita

Rosita Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

 
 

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Rosita was selected for its smaller size and dense spikes of raspberry-red flowers (50% more flowers than the typical Agastache cana). It blooms for several months beginning in early to mid-summer. A High Country Gardens introduction

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Zones 5 - 10
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)
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11819

Details

24" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). An exciting new form of Agastache cana that appeared as a single outstanding plant in a group of garden plants grown from habitat collected seed. 'Rosita' has been the subject of much comment in our Santa Fe display gardens because of its profusion of dense, deep rose-pink flower spikes and extremely bushy semi-dwarf growth habit.

Earlier blooming than regular Agastache cana plants, 'Rosita's spikes have about 50% more flowers per spike than is normal; the effect is striking and noticeable from a great distance. Plant in well-drained soil, and water deeply but infrequently once established.
SKU 11819
Common Name Rosita Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name Agastache cana Rosita
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.3

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  • Healthy (9)
  • Fragrant (6)
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My Southwest Garden

While I have been gardening for years I am new to the south west and learning what will and will not grow here. High country Gardens have not steered me wrong in my choice...Read complete review

While I have been gardening for years I am new to the south west and learning what will and will not grow here. High country Gardens have not steered me wrong in my choice of plants. I have tried the local places but they were not very helpful. I have learned the hard way that what does nicely on the east coast and north do not like this area. These plants will let me have the flowers and blooms through the summer and entice the birds I like. I am very pleased with the way they have taken off growing well as soon as planted.

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Lost Rosita, all others happily up!

Lost my little Rosita over winter after her first season in our mt soil. All others ordered are up and appear to be doing nicely. Fingers crossed! Thank you.

Lost my little Rosita over winter after her first season in our mt soil. All others ordered are up and appear to be doing nicely. Fingers crossed! Thank you.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have for pollinator-friendly gardens

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from BRIGHTON, CO

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Beautifully Deep Color
  • Long bloom season
  • Pollinator Friendly

Cons

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    One of the best plants out there for sunny, pollinator-friendly gardens. Showy, vivid flowers bloom mid-summer to frost. During the late-summer (August) Painted Lady butterfly migration, this plant was COVERED in Painted Lady butterflies.

    It's received many compliments from passersby.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product over and over. The hummers love it

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    from Buckner, MO

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    • Attractive
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    • Healthy
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

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      Hardy plant in our zone, very versatile in various butterfly gardens around our place.

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      5.0

      I recommend this one

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      from Beverly Hills, Michigan

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        I ordered three Rosita agastaches and planted them together in a well-drained bed. The plants thrived all summer and developed fuller and bushier than my taller agastaches with a lovely color. The bees and hummers were very happy with them, too. I sometimes have bad luck with agastaches surviving the winter in my zone 5 garden, but I'm hopeful that these will come through.

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        4.0

        A good bloomer

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        from Coupeville, WA

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Small In Size

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        Rosita remained very small in size the first summer (2016)but came into its own this year, blooming for months on end. It is planted in very poor rocky soil and gets only occasional supplementary water during the growing season.

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        4.0

        nice color

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        from Pollock, SD

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          This plant has lovely color and fits in well with many other plants in the flower garden. It is a real hummingbird and bee magnet. It must be pretty hardy too as it is recommended for zone 5 and above and it grows well for me here in zone 4 although I do mulch it a little for the winter. Did lose one this past winter, but not too upset seeing as how it's really out of my zone. Have this planted among other agastache and coneflowers and panecum.

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My Southwest Garden

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          from Texas

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          • Attractive
          • Healthy
          • Lightweight
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            While I have been gardening for years I am new to the south west and learning what will and will not grow here. High country Gardens have not steered me wrong in my choice of plants. I have tried the local places but they were not very helpful. I have learned the hard way that what does nicely on the east coast and north do not like this area. These plants will let me have the flowers and blooms through the summer and entice the birds I like. I am very pleased with the way they have taken off growing well as soon as planted.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice size Agastache

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            from Taos, NM

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              This was the background plant I used in a new raised garden. It performed beautifully by adding the deep pink to red color I wanted immediately the first year, which was a surprise. I can't wait to see how it does in the next few years.

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              1.0

              Died in our September drought

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              from Lexington, Ky

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                  Died when Agastache Ava thrived planted 3 feet away

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                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice bright, long-lasting flowers

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                  from Smith Valley, NV

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                    Great xeric garden plant, flower color packs a punch! Trouble-free, bunnies leave it alone. The only downside is that initially the flower clusters were stumpy, but as the plant matured they elongated and now look normal.

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                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    High Country Gardens has the best Agastaches anywhere!

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                    from Belleville, MI

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                      Love your products -- great packaging and always healthy plants.

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                      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Hummingbird magnet

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                      from Orland Park, IL

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                        In my garden by the deck. Love it! Attracted many hummingbirds which is just awesome!

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Lost Rosita, all others happily up!

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                        from Wrightwood CA

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                          Lost my little Rosita over winter after her first season in our mt soil. All others ordered are up and appear to be doing nicely. Fingers crossed! Thank you.

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                          (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Absolutely Amazing

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                          from Raleigh, NC

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                          Downright wonderful!

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