Orange Hummingbird Mint, Jewel of the Sierra Madre, Hyssop 'Coronado'

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: Coronado


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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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:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter


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Other details:

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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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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

Also known as Agastache 'Pstessene'.


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!


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.


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.


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.