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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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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral berrygirl 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 Seedsower 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.


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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