Agastache Fall Fiesta
Fall Fiesta Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
DetailsFall Fiesta Hybrid Hummingbird Mint (Agastache 'Fall Fiesta') is a new hybrid hummingbird mint that is huge and stunning, extending the blooming season for the genus later into the fall. For hummingbird gardeners, 'Fall Fiesta' is an outstanding perennial that provides essential late-season nectar for migrating hummingbirds. Thought to be a natural cross between Agastache 'Ava' and Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers®, this exclusive introduction comes from the garden of David Salman, founder and chief horticulturist for High Country Gardens. Recommended companion plants include perennial Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliana) and Russian Sage (Perovskia). Limited quantities for spring 2018; only one per customer, please.
|Common Name||Fall Fiesta Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)|
|Botanical Name||Agastache Fall Fiesta|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||48-54" tall|
|Mature Spread||18-24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to early fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Coastal California, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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
- Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
- Plant in full hot sun.
- Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
- Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
- 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.
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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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