Anise Hyssop (Agastache 'Tangerine Dreams') in the Anise Hyssops Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 30 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Deep tangerine, Pale-orange, Coral
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Good self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 17, 2013 1:30 AM

I've only found Agastache 'Tangerine Dreams' once and that was in 2010. I found it at a mail order company I've ordered from before, Crownsville Nursery.

I only saw them offer it that year, so I quickly bought it. It's only hardy to zone 7, which is not hardy for me, so I potted it up and had it growing in full sun. It's a colorful and beautiful Agastache.

As you can see from my photos, the buds are a deeper orange color and the flowers are lighter in color, which makes for a colorful and pleasing display.

I had it growing around a lot of other containers that I grow on at the end of our side entry driveway, and with only one car, it gives me a lot of space to grow containers there.

I didn't always see if hummers were getting the nectar from it, but I'm sure they were.

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