Agastache Desert Solstice

Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

The flower spikes of Agastache Desert Solstice (Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint) are remarkable for their fullness, large size, and exotic colorization. The plant is like a semi-dwarf form of our best selling 'Desert Sunrise' but with more flowers. A High Country Gardens introduction.
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size 32-36" tall , 18" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
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SKUHC016085

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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32-36" tall x 18" wide. Agastache Desert Solstice (Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint) has remarkable flower spikes, noted for their fullness, large size, and exotic colorization. A mix of orange and pink calyxes (tubular flowers) give the flower spikes a stunning mauve glow in the late afternoon sun. Agastache Desert Solstice is like a semi-dwarf form of our best selling 'Desert Sunrise' but with more flowers. This perennial plant has excellent cold hardiness and a sweet herbal aroma in the leaves and flowers. Grow it best in poor, fast draining soils with plenty of sunlight and not too much water. (Cutting propagated.)

Flat of 9 plants will cover 14 square feet when planted together

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SKU
HC016085
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name
Agastache Desert Solstice
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
32-36" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
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
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Native To
North America
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.
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