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Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: aurantiaca (aw-ran-ti-AYE-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Shades of Orange

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Marilynbeth On Sep 14, 2009, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

I grow (and have grown) many different Agastaches and this one, 'Shades of Orange' is one of my very favorites! The different shades of the orange flowers makes a beautiful, if not colorful Agastache plant! Of course, the Hummingbirds love it too!

I got this one from High Country Gardens, which it introduced. It is also the place I get many Agastaches and they tell about how to grow Agastaches.

The important thing about growing Agastaches is to wait until mid Spring when new green growth appears, before cutting any old stems to insure hardiness. I've learned the hard way to even wait longer than that, because of late Spring freezes can and do occur.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Amarillo, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Provo, Utah

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