Agastache, New Mexico Hummingbird Mint, Anise Hyssop 'Lavender Haze'

Agastache pallidiflora subsp. neomexicana

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: pallidiflora subsp. neomexicana
Cultivar: Lavender Haze
Synonym:Agastache neomexicana
Synonym:Brittonastrum neomexicanum



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


Unknown - Tell us


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

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:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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:

Georgetown, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 11, 2013, steffymoc from Bucharest,
Romania (Zone 6b) wrote:

Got some seeds not knowing what i am going to get. From the pictures is a interesting species and cultivar. The seedlings started really bad... i wanted to throw them away because i saw that they were suffering and i didn't know what to do. But i kept them. When a leaf has grown large enough to be sniffed...i couldn't stay away. Sniff sniff...and bang! It hit me. One of the most amazing of smells i ever sniffed: a mixture of english lavender and orange thyme with a balm touch. I knew right away why it is named "lavender haze".
I transplanted them to 4 per pot (9 cm) and didn't do least with the leaves: were hard and crisp because of the heat and N low levels. But the blooms...oh the blooms... fantastic! tiny long flowers in an over saturated stem. It was suffering so i pin... read more


On Jan 12, 2013, steffymoc from Bucharest,
Romania (Zone 6b) wrote:

i think this mint is named in popular terms "rose mint" or/and "pink pop". someone correct me if i'm wrong please!