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Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado'

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

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
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Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral plutodrive On Jun 21, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Also known as Agastache 'Pstessene'.

Positive DenverJude On Apr 13, 2009, DenverJude from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted this in a raised bed area in full sun last summer. It thrived with very little water, producing beautiful reddish-orange blooms with a purple cast to the sepals. It survived a -20 degree cold snap in December and so far this spring the crown has already tripled in size from last year. It seems to be doing fine with our extreme weather swings so typical of springtime in Denver (80 degrees one day followed by a hard freeze the next and repeated several times Feb - April).

This is one tough plant!

Positive Lupine12 On Jan 3, 2009, Lupine12 from Napoleon, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very nice plant. 2007 was my first year to grow it. It is a unique shade of yellow and it attracts hummingbirds.

Positive Marilynbeth On Nov 20, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful shade of Agastache to blend in with other plants and for attracting Hummingbirds. Got it locally at a garden center in 2005.

Positive LarryDavid On Aug 3, 2005, LarryDavid from Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very interesting plant. The foilage smells like root beer and the flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. One of my favorite xeric plants.


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

Brentwood, California
Richmond, California
Broomfield, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Littleton, Colorado
Atlanta, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Waxhaw, North Carolina
New Caney, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

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