Mexican Hyssop (Agastache 'Orange Nectar') in the Anise Hyssops Database

Trade name information:
Series: Nectar™
Cultivar name: 'Orange Nectar'
Common names:
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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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 15 to 18 inches (38-46cm)
Plant Spread: 15 inches (38cm)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Deep orange, Bright orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early 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 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF


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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Sep 18, 2012 11:29 AM

The nursery claims that this is an annual, but I doubt it. Will see if it comes back in 2013.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Aug 1, 2013 11:05 AM

Not as tall or as wide as the "grape nectar" cultivar. Topped off this year between 4-12" tall (different plants, all planted next to each other). Also only about 4-6" wide, too. Not overly impressed by this cultivar. There are many other orange agastaches that are more impressive.

I bought 9 plants of this cultivar from the Bloomtastic! brand ( Every single one died. I don't know if they were forced too early (probably as this is a fall-blooming plant and I bought all mine in the mid-spring & they were all blooming like crazy).

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