Sunset Hyssop (Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset') in the Anise Hyssops Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Silvery gray green, finely textured foliage. Licorice and mint scent.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Reddish-orange, Salmon-orange, Deep orange, Coral-orange, Apricot orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. To frost.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 14-21
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
Start indoors
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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Location: Woodbridge , VaDate: 6/13/15
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Location: OregonDate: summer 2012
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-08-23
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Location: Woodbridge , VaDate: 5/31/15first year plant's first buds
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Location: Lenore, ID
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Location: Sun Garden Pittsford NYDate: 2010-07-06Apache Sunset blends well with Cone flowers
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-08-23
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: August 2014
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Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Jan 26, 2013 4:36 PM

I tried this particular cultivar of Agastache last spring here in Florida, planting in February. It grew beautifully and bloomed nicely through the spring, but petered out and was gone by July. This is true here of many dry-loving perennials, even with sandy, well drained soil.

I also planted it in my daughter's garden in Salt Lake City last May. Very dry air and high temperatures there in the summer, but she does have heavy clay soil. They were magnificent all summer. It remains to be seen if they come back again this spring. They have had a very cold winter.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Mar 14, 2013 4:17 AM

Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset' was bred and selected by Sahin Seeds.

Goldfinches love the seeds on the plants.

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