Sunset Hyssop, Licorice Mint
Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: rupestris (rue-PES-tris) (Info)
Cultivar: Apache Sunset
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

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)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Aromatic

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

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:

Loveland, Colorado

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Pinconning, Michigan

Imperial, Nebraska

New Milford, New Jersey

Pittsford, New York

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Medium 20"- z 5-8. Salmon-orange blooms from June to October. The scented foliage reminds you of the delicious fragrance of root beer.

Positive

On Mar 19, 2006, Seedsower from Franklin, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I grew this last summer in the "back 40" where I hardly ever did any supplemental watering during our summer drought and hot, hot summer. It flowered later in the season, and although the photo I posted isn't the greatest, I loved its silvery grey foilage against the orange and purple hues. Fragrant and worth growing. I will plant it again this year, but this time closer to the house where I can enjoy it more often.