Agastache, Giant Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint 'Firebird'

Agastache

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

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:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Denver, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Lincolnshire, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Millis, Massachusetts

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 3, 2016, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Agastache coccinea x rupestris)

Positive

On Jul 29, 2007, Marilynbeth wrote:

Gorgeous flower in bloom! I love it! Love the scent too!

Positive

On Jul 19, 2007, mambrose from Millis, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Has thrived in pure sand. Needs good drainage in this area. Too vigorous for my small desert garden bed! Had to remove it because it was shading out to many other plants!

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