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Agastache, Orange Hummingbird Mint 'Shades of Orange'

Agastache aurantiaca

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

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Atlanta, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Amarillo, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Provo, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 14, 2009, Marilynbeth 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.

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