Agastache neomexicana

New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Agastache neomexicana) is a smaller growing species with narrow spikes of aromatic lavender-pink flowers. A very upright grower, Agastache neomexicana attracts butterflies and bees to its nectar rich flowers.

Zones5 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant
Good For Dried Flowers
Good For Containers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height24-30" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014360

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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24-30" tall x 18" wide. New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Agastache neomexicana) is a delightfully different native Agastache, with its tight spikes of small, fragrant lavender-pink flowers and stiff upright stems, it is sure to please. Unlike other native Agastache that attract hummingbirds, NM Hummingbird Mint is excellent as a nectar source for bumblebees and butterflies.

The mid-summer flowers have a sweet scent with a hint of lavender and are excellent for dried arrangements. Cut back old stems to 2-3" above ground level in mid-spring. A sturdy, easily grown plant that grows wonderfully alongside Lavender and Ratibida. (Seed propagated.)

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SKUHC014360
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name
Agastache neomexicana
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant, Good For Dried Flowers, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
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.


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