Agastache aurantiaca

Agastache aurantiaca
Orange Hummingbird Mint

A. aurantiaca is an erect, bushy, perennial with a strong mint odor and ovate to ovate-lance shaped leaves which are gray-green in color. The blooms are orange-pink in color and appear from late summer to fall.
It is typically found in the Southern U.S. and Mexico in USDA Zones
7-10. This species will reach an average height of 18"-30" (45-75cm)
and an average width of 24" (60cm). It should be grown in fertile well drained soil in full sun, and may need extra watering in high heat areas. This plant can be used in containers, or as part of a mixed border or
herb garden. It's primary diseases and pests include downy mildew
and rust in dry summer months.

Agastache aurantiaca Cultivars & Hybrids

Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado', commonly known as Coronado Hyssop is an upright perennial with silvery leaves which are intensely aromatic. It has tubular flowers of yellow stained with orange and
blooms during July and August primarily, but in some areas cold last till first frost.
A native to the Southwestern part of the U.S., this cultivar is rated for USDA Zones 4-8 and elevations up to 7000 feet. It does best in fertile, well drained soil and full sun. It reaches a height of about 30" (75cm) and a width of about 18" (45cm) making it ideal for mixed borders and herb
garden areas.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Just Peachy' This herbaceous perennial lives
up to its name with its soft pink and peach colored blooms during the summer months. 'Just Peachy' grows well in a fertile well drained soil in full sun to light shade in USDA Zones 6 -10.
This cultivar grows to an average height of 30" (75cm) and an average width of 18" (45cm) and is best utilized as a container plant or as a
border plant. One of its greatest attributes is its heat and drought tolerances.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' is a perennial with spikes of apricot blooms during the summer monthsa. It requires a moderately fertile, well drained soil and full sun to attain its height of 18" (45cm)
and width of 12" (30cm) at maturity.
This specie is rated for USDA Zones 7-10, but in extreme heat does better in partial shade with a slight increase in water.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange' is a heat and drought tolerant perennial with bright orange blooms during the summer months.
It thrives in fertile well drained soil and full sun to part shade. During the hot summer months, it is recommended to give the plant periodic deep soakings. It is rated USDA Zones 6-10 as it is native to the
Southwestern U.S., and it can be expected to attain a height of 30"
(75cm) and a width of 18" (45cm). This plant would provide excellent contrast in a mixed border situation.

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