Giant Hyssop (Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise') 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: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Golden orange, Pale golden-orange, Pale peach, Deep orange that fades to apricot,
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2004 Georgia Gold Medal Winner
Parentage: Agastache coccinea x Agastache aurantiaca
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 14, 2013 2:29 AM

Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise' is one of my favorite Agastaches. I've have grown them in the ground and in containers. Lately, I haven't found it available to grow at a local garden center and/or through mail order, but if I did, I'd get it! When I did find them at a local garden center, I'd always pick the pots of flowers that had a deeper orange color overall, as I saw some variations of color in some of the pots. 'Apricot Sunrise' is a hybrid of Agastache coccinea and Agastache auriantica and it was hybridized by Richard Dufresne of North Carolina. As with most Agastaches, they're a long-blooming plant and I can't get too many of them!

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