Agastache, Licorice Mint, Sunset Hyssop, Anise Hyssop 'Apache Sunset'

Agastache rupestris

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: rupestris (rue-PES-tris) (Info)
Cultivar: Apache Sunset
View this plant in a garden

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy

This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Bronze

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 is said to grow outdoors 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

South Jordan, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 5, 2019, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Grows and flowers well here in our sandy soil in UK. I have planted a few in the local park where it is very mild in winter but very cool in summer. Temperatures rarely go much below -2C (29F) or -3C (27F), so these often stay evergreen throughout winter.. But they only flower later on in the summer season (July onwards)

Neutral

On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) 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.

BACK TO TOP