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Agastache Glowing Embers is a fantastic selection of Licorice Mint Hyssop (Hummingbird Mint) with fragrant foliage and glowing orange-red tubular flowers that are a favorite with hummingbirds. Plant in containers to enjoy this plant in the eastern U.S. Exclusive. 24-26 tall x 24-28" wide.
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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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Grasshoppers LOVE this plant!
I purchased this as a hummingbird nectar source. The grasshoppers had other ideas. Despite using NOLO bait for the past 3 years, there are still grasshoppers every summer, and they seem to eat...Read complete review
I purchased this as a hummingbird nectar source. The grasshoppers had other ideas. Despite using NOLO bait for the past 3 years, there are still grasshoppers every summer, and they seem to eat Hyssop preferentially. If you have grasshoppers, I do not recommend planting hyssop. Plant salvia instead. It does very well.
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I have seven of these plants arranged in two groups of three, and one by itself meant as a "splash" of red a few feet away from the other groups. These...Read complete review
I have seven of these plants arranged in two groups of three, and one by itself meant as a "splash" of red a few feet away from the other groups. These have been in the ground a year. This plant is best used in mass planting of at least three or better five plants spaced fairly closely together. The leaves are rather widely spaced on somewhat thin stems, and the narrow and slightly downward shape of the leaves give the plant an overall dry and spindly look. The photo does show this, it's just that what the eye sees is the red flowers. In my opinion, it is not a particularly attractive plant, though it is hardy and drought tolerant. When not in bloom, it's just a leggy, tall, weedy looking thing. When in bloom, the blooms just aren't all that impressive unless the plants a very close together. Mine were planted as recommended, and I think they are too far apart. While hummingbirds do occasionally visit the plant, there are others in my garden that are more popular. I'll give these plants a few more years to see if they will "bulk up" and develop into fuller plants over time, but sadly, if they don't fill out, I will be removing them from my garden and planting them out in our wild flower meadow area. They just aren't that pretty. In my opinion, there are better Hummingbird Mints.
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These seem easy to grow and the mint aroma is attractive.
from Phoenix, Arizona
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Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers®:
I have developed two garden areas with a sandy loamy soil and drip lines with soaker tubing below soil surface. All parts of the garden are watered every other day for an hour. So far, nearly everything has done well and the plants are growing well and blooming. I might suggest the tags that come with the plants be of stronger material, as the tags used now get brittle and break apart. Maybe charge a bit more for such stronger tags. Well worth it. When temperatures get into the low 100s, as next week, we'll see how they do. We can get temps up to 120 degrees. The shipping boxes and packing used for High Country products seem to come through without any loss or damage.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Moccasin, Az
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Both of the Agastache that I ordered were very disappointing. The first one died almost immediately despite the fact that I followed the instructions carefully. This particular plant was flat out wimpy, and I was way disappointed.
Merchant response: Hi RenieK,We are so disappointed to hear about your experience! This is certainly not what we promise and we take your feedback very seriously. We are not sure what may have happened but please know that we are absolutely committed to your satisfaction which is why we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. We do see that you've contacted us regarding this order and have received a replacement for the unsatisfactory Agastache plants. We do hope that your replacement plants are now thriving in your garden. Please keep us updated on their progress. Do not hesitate to call, email or live chat us for any questions, comments or concerns. Our gardening experts are available to assist 6 days a week and are always eager to help!Happy Gardening!
I would not buy this plant again
from Erie, PA
When the plant arrived there were only two small stems barely out of the soil. I left the plant in the pot to give it a chance to grow enough to plant. It never grew and was dead in three days.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Hi Sue,We are so sorry to hear about your experience! While our plants tend to appear small, their root structure is quite mature and ready to be planted once received. Sadly, this particular species struggles on the eastern side of the country where humid summers are common. This is indicated by the cowboy hat symbol on the product information page. We do sincerely apologize if this was not made clear. Please know that we are truly committed to your success and your satisfaction which is why we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. If you have any questions regarding our perennials, we encourage you to give us a call, email or live chat our gardening experts to are available 6 days a week and are eager to help!Happy Gardening!
from Long Island, NY
Although my first plant didn't make it after a shipping issue, High Country Gardens sent me a second plant without a problem! I supplement my native flower garden with Southwest and Mexican species to attract Hummingbirds to my New York home. I am excited to give this plant a little more care this year and see it thrive!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from NW Oklahoma
Beautiful but short lived
About Me Master Gardener
I took a chance on this, but it turned out not to be hardy enough to survive the winter here. It flowered the first year, was beautiful, and the hummingbirds enjoyed it immensely. I might buy more and treat them as annuals.
By Jana W.
from Colorado Springs, CO
Merchant response: Good Day Jana W,We are sad to hear that the Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers did not meet your expectations. Most of our perennials take about 2-3 years depending on the growing conditions to reach maturity. Please know that we do offer a 100% satisfactions guarantee on all of our products which we are more than happy to honor for you! We have reached out via email to discuss your options so you can get exactly what you paid for! Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
I would buy more of these!
from Salt Lake City, UT
This plant came to me as part of the preplanned Habitat Hero Birdwatcher garden. I was really excited to see this Agastache was included with that. When I actually received the plants, this one was missing, but when I had called customer service, they shipped one out to me immediately. I received it within a couple days. The plant did make it through the winter and is still quite small at the moment. I'm sure once it heats up, it will take off. I was very happy with the service I had received from HGC.
from Rockaway, NJ
Not only beautiful, this agastache kept going from late spring through mid-November. Impervious to drought, the stems remained upright with very little coaxing. Usually hummingbirds visit my backyard only; but they made an exception for this plant; they eagerly visited it in a bed in my front yard.
survived under difficult circumstances
from eastern WV
good plant but we subjected it to hard conditions in an urn which stunted growth and blooms. Needed more regular watering. Deer left it alone.
Agastache Glowing Embers
from SW Iowa
I planted this earlier this year and it did grow enough to bloom the same summer! It appears a little more on the orange side than red as in the picture shows. I do love orange and this is planted next to Wild Petunia so it looks great. I am waiting to see how it returns (since planted this year) and what color I get next year. Whether it stays the orangish/reddish color or comes back more like the photo.
Brightest color of all my Agastache
from OFallon, Missouri
Beautiful color. I am going to plant some more next year.
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