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Desert Sunrise is a hybrid native wildflower that blooms for months with tall spikes of orange and pink tubular flowers. The nectar-rich flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. The plant has aromatic, mint-scented foliage and flowers.
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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(based on 11 reviews)
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This agastache is by far my favorite plant (I know it isn't nice to play favorites...but). I purchased too many plants, and ran out of places to put this in full...Read complete review
This agastache is by far my favorite plant (I know it isn't nice to play favorites...but). I purchased too many plants, and ran out of places to put this in full sun, so it is planted in a spot that only gets sun until about noon. It is right by my front door/porch. You can kind of see a bench behind it, in the pictures. I sit outside almost every morning and drink tea, while I watch the hummingbirds, bees and bumble bees dance around in it. It is almost 5' tall and probably close to 4' wide. We are going to build a deck on the front of the house next year, and I'm dreading moving this plant, because it is so spectacular and happy where it is at.
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Part of a "test bed" of Agastache I planted in a south-facing area of my back yard to see if Zone 5 plants would/could survive the colder, wetter climate of Zone 4...Read complete review
Part of a "test bed" of Agastache I planted in a south-facing area of my back yard to see if Zone 5 plants would/could survive the colder, wetter climate of Zone 4 Minntapolis, MN. It's too early to tell if this one will re-emerge after the winter, which is currently in full swing in late January.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from BRIGHTON, CO
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Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Desert Sunrise®:
This has a long bloom time and looks good throughout the season. As many hyssops are, it's a little slow to emerge in the spring, so it's an excellent companion for spring bulbs or early blooming flowers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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very showy and long lived in north texas
from southlake, txas
I followed your recommendations and purchased Desert Sunrise with offers a nice show of flowers from June till December. Larger blooms and taller than Licorice Hissop that never did well in my area, but I liked the colors and scent.
Gorgeous Plant Loved By Bees and Hummingbirds!
By Bee's Friend Garden
from Bellingham, WA
So happy with this amazing agastache! We've never had so many hummers this summer, all coming to feed from this plant and ou "Rasberry Wine" bee balm. It's grown big and beautiful during it's first season and I am ordering more this fall.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Parker, CO
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from Pollock, SD
these plants arrived in great shape and survived the winter with a little protection even though they are recommended for one zone down from us. they are thriving this spring and turning into handsome specimens. the hummers and the bees love these!!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Still coming back
from denver, co
I planted Desert Sunrise in a mixed hummingbird garden in Denver 14 years ago, and it has come back every year. It is always a hit with the hummers that migrate through in the fall, contributing to their boisterous territorial behaviors. Looks great next to Russian Sage and Butterfly Bush.
By No, thank you
from Minneapolis, MN
Unbelievably beautiful and long lasting bloom.
from Rapid City SD 57702
About Me Master Gardener
I planted this in my new small garden on the southwest side by the house in horrible clay soil covered with rock, added just a little good soil, and it was fabulous.
Vigorous and Surprising
By Old Lady
from Southwest Michigan
Not planted in an ideal place (heavy, compacted soil), but as soon as I planted it, it took right off and doubled in size by the time winter hit. Nicely shaped young plant. Even had a few flowers by August.
very nice plant
from western New York
About Me Professional Landscaper
I planted this agastache along my pool fence, all day sun, in sandy clay that has a river rock mulch. We are zone 5B. It did fantastic all summer, blooming up until a hard frost. The pollinators loved it. Nice bright color. I have tried other perennials in this spot but it was too dry for them As for hardiness, we will see in Spring. I did not cut them back this Fall. We had 11 degrees a few nights ago and NO snow so we'll see how they made it. Great purchase, would recommend it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
agastache desert sunrise
wish I had space for more, searched all over town to find this variety, had one several years ago thatgrew 5 foot tall in high desert. perished when i tried to move it. that might be a con.
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