Red Hummingbird Mint (Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado Red') 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
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 30 inches
Plant Spread: 15 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Other: Gray-green, Blue-gray
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Red
Other: Orange red flowers that turn darker with age, Crimson, Maroon, Dark orange flowers, maturing to scarlet
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. July into the weeks of September.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Good self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2009 Plant Select Winner

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 16, 2013 12:34 AM

If you were to grow only one variety of Agastache, 'Coronado Red' would be the one to get!

When I first saw it blooming in my flowerbed in 2010, I was speechless! It's so beautiful, with the colors of the flowers against the color of the leaves, that all I could do was just stare at it constantly that season. I was entranced by its beauty!

I then knew that I had to have at least one 'Coronado Red,' if not more, blooming in my yard every year!

As you can see by all the pics I posted, I was dazzled by it and couldn't get enough of it.

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