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Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’ (Anise Hyssop)

Anise Hyssop 'Apricot Sprite', Giant Hyssop 'Apricot Sprite', Agastache 'Apricot Sprite'

Hyssop aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite', Anise Hyssop 'Apricot Sprite', Giant Hyssop  'Apricot Sprite', Agastache 'Apricot Sprite', Orange Hyssop, Orange Flowers, Orange Hummingbrid Mint

Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’ (Anise Hyssop) is a tender perennial boasting dense spikes of peachy apricot flowers from early to late summer. Blooming for weeks, they stand out in the garden and provide a bold visual appeal. Loved by bees and hummingbirds, the blossoms are borne above the low, compact clump of aromatic, finely textured foliage that emits a licorice scent when crushed. Perfect for use in sunny borders, mixed beds, or patio containers.

  • Grows up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Easily grown in full sun, in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Dislikes damp conditions and needs excellent drainage. Although a drought-tolerant plant, it might need watering in extreme dry weather spells. 
  • Grows best in well-drained alkaline soil but will tolerate poor acid soils.
  • Provides a bold visual impact in beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens, butterfly gardens, or patio containers over a very long season. Great as cut flowers too!
  • Ideal to add color to the late-season garden when many other plants are fading.
  • Creates a stunning effect when mixed with other perennials or planted en masse.
  • Attracts streams of hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators.
  • Generally disease and pest-free (might occasionally be subject to powdery mildew) and resistant to deer and rabbits.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Agastache aurantiaca is native to Mexico.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
Common names Anise Hyssop, Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
Common names Anise Hyssop, Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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