Agastache, Mexican Giant Hyssop 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache mexicana

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: mexicana (meks-sih-KAY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Acapulco Orange
Additional cultivar information:(PP16308; Acapulco series; aka Kiegador)
Hybridized by Moonen
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



This plant is resistant to deer



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Tucson, Arizona

Paradise, California

Parker, Colorado

Coatesville, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Somerville, Massachusetts

Livingston, Montana

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Camden, South Carolina

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Adkins, Texas

Copperas Cove, Texas

Snook, Texas

Concrete, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 12, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Love this plant . The blooms are a true bright orange. Purchased this three years ago from a local nursery Omas Garten Pflantzen . It gets bigger every year and the scented foliage is a dream when pulling up weeds . I grow organic so a few weeds are worth the hassle when you stand back and look at your garden and know you did it with no chemical help (aka garden steroids) The hummingbirds seem to like it and it requires almost no care . The only thing it really needs is pinching to make it bushier and less leggy , and the occasional deadheading to promote even more blooms. It does bloom continuously with no deadheading but if you do deadhead it covers itself in blooms . I plan to purchase a few more in the near future , But alas I am running out of room in my flowerbeds . But that is a go... read more


On Jun 13, 2008, straea from Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is the first year my local nursery has offered this agastache and my first time growing it. It's incredible. (And this from someone who already loved agastaches.) It's been blooming non-stop since I planted it. I'm growing it with my lavenders, which are supposed to like similar conditions, and which provide a nice color contrast of blooms (especially if one grows a lavender that blooms all season long in with the ones that have shorter bloom periods) and a nice contrast of foliage types/colorations. My nursery sold it in the annuals section, so I didn't even realize it's supposed to be perennial in my climate till after I had planted it and started reading up on it. I hope it comes back next year!


On Aug 5, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful Agastache! First time growing this Agastache and of course, I love it!