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Hybrid Hummingbird Mint 'Desert Sunrise'


Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Cultivar: Desert Sunrise



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:




Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Perris, California

Denver, Colorado

Longmont, Colorado

Hebron, Kentucky

Prospect, Kentucky

Denville, New Jersey

Enid, Oklahoma

Bend, Oregon

Austin, Texas

Belton, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Santaquin, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 29, 2009, shelly80504 from Longmont, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Planted mine in the spring of 2006 (from a three inch pot). Last fall (2008) it was about 4 1/2 feet tall and drawing both bees and hummingbirds to my yard like crazy. The orange/purple flowers look stellar against the silver/gray folage, and it smells awesome!


On Dec 4, 2008, CBernard from Perris, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant is fantastic!!! I planted about four of them all together from High Country Gardens. They bloom like clockwork and, with a little help from plant stakes for support, are beautiful all late spring, summer and early fall. They are dormant right now. However, the flowers supplement the hummingbird feeders I have for about half of the year. They smell terrific, too. Besides all this, there are no volunteer seedlings from these plants which is a definite plus.




On Nov 17, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Very Beautiful Agastache!

Love this Agastache! Had 'DS' in 2005 and must have accidentally cut the branches before having new growth come up in 2006 and lost that one. This 'DS' is the one I bought again at High Country Gardens this Spring and I'm not going to cut too early next year and/or any year!

Make sure you wait until any and all late Spring frost/freeze have passed before cutting the old stems and after seeing the new growth is showing. Might be mid to late Spring before you do that.


On Aug 20, 2006, Plant_Gurl from Bend, OR (Zone 4b) wrote:

This thing is going great guns! Planted from a 3" pot in the one full-sun, no-water area on my property, it is approximately 2 1/2 feet talll, lush and healthy.

I hadn't seen any hummingbirds around our property in the last 3 years, and this year... A.G. (after agastache) we have hummers!!!


On Mar 31, 2003, Lavanda from Mcallen, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is the hybrid result of a cross between A. cana & A. rupestris.