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Agastache rupestris (Sunset Hyssop)

Rock Anise Hyssop, Sunset Hyssop, Threadleaf Giant Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Rocky Giant Hyssop


Agastache rupestris (Sunset Hyssop) is an upright perennial boasting showy spikes of tubular salmon-orange flowers with purplish calyxes from early to late summer. Eye-popping, they are borne above the foliage of silvery-green, narrow leaves. Providing an outstanding garden performance, Agastache rupestris adds color as well as a lovely spiky texture to the garden.

  • Grows up to 18-30 in. tall (45-75 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.
  • Provides a bold visual impact in beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens, or butterfly gardens 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.
  • Remove spent flowering spikes through the season.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Arizona, New Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 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 Agastache - Hyssops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 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 Agastache - Hyssops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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