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PlantFiles: Agastache, Mexican Giant Hyssop
Agastache mexicana 'Acapulco Orange'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: mexicana (meks-sih-KAY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Acapulco Orange
Additional cultivar information: (PP16308, aka Acapulco Orange, Kiegador)
Hybridized by Moonen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Sandwichkatexan On Apr 12, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Love this plant . The blooms are a true bright orange. Purchased this three years ago from a local nursery Omas Garten Pflantzen . It gets bigger every year and the scented foliage is a dream when pulling up weeds . I grow organic so a few weeds are worth the hassle when you stand back and look at your garden and know you did it with no chemical help (aka garden steroids) The hummingbirds seem to like it and it requires almost no care . The only thing it really needs is pinching to make it bushier and less leggy , and the occasional deadheading to promote even more blooms. It does bloom continuously with no deadheading but if you do deadhead it covers itself in blooms . I plan to purchase a few more in the near future , But alas I am running out of room in my flowerbeds . But that is a good excuse to start tilling a new bed and begin a new . Maybe a flowerbed dedicated solely to agastache .

Positive straea On Jun 13, 2008, straea from Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is the first year my local nursery has offered this agastache and my first time growing it. It's incredible. (And this from someone who already loved agastaches.) It's been blooming non-stop since I planted it. I'm growing it with my lavenders, which are supposed to like similar conditions, and which provide a nice color contrast of blooms (especially if one grows a lavender that blooms all season long in with the ones that have shorter bloom periods) and a nice contrast of foliage types/colorations. My nursery sold it in the annuals section, so I didn't even realize it's supposed to be perennial in my climate till after I had planted it and started reading up on it. I hope it comes back next year!

Positive Marilynbeth On Aug 5, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful Agastache! First time growing this Agastache and of course, I love it!


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

Tucson, Arizona
Paradise, California
Parker, Colorado
Coatesville, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Somerville, Massachusetts
Livingston, Montana
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Camden, South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Adkins, Texas
Copperas Cove, Texas
Snook, Texas
Concrete, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Ellsworth, Wisconsin

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