Orange Hummingbird Mint (Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange') in the Anise Hyssops Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 30 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Varies in color from pale peach to burnt sienna
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
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

Love the colors of this Agastache!

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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-06Love the colors of this Agastache!
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-13
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 16, 2013 2:56 AM

Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange' is from High Country Gardens of Santa Fe, NM, and a 2001 introduction by David Salman. I'm excited about this one! I've been growing it in my flowerbeds for years. I grow (and have grown) many different Agastaches and this one, 'Shades of Orange,' is one of my very favorites! The different shades of the orange flowers makes a beautiful, if not colorful Agastache plant! Just look at my photos and you'll see too. Of course, the hummingbirds love it too!

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