General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 32 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and orange
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
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: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Hybrid Hummingbird Mint

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Date: 2014-08-10
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Date: 2014-06-23
Location: My garden in Kentucky
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Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Planted 2013
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Planted 2013
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Planted 2013
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Planted 2013
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-06
Planted 2013
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 2, 2013 12:50 AM concerning plant:
    Agastache 'Desert Solstice' is a 2013 introduction by High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    This exciting new Agastache is like a semi-dwarf form of 'Desert Sunrise,' but with more flowers. It's not only shorter, but also smaller in width. I want to grow this one in my garden. It sounds and looks like a gorgeous Agastache.
    A 'must have'!

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