Agastache aurantica 'Orange'
Common Name - Hummingbird Mint or Anise Hyssop
Description - Hummingbird Mint – A fabulous flowering Agastache with masses of spikes of two lipped orange flowers. The foliage has a highly fragrant sweet mint smell and may be used to make herbal tea. Flowering prolifically in late spring, summer and autumn attracting birds and bees to your garden. Agastache like similar positions to Salvia's in the garden. Nice compact variety.
Flower Time Spring, Summer, Autumn
Size Grows to 1m high x 1m wide.
Use Quickly develops into a full bush. Ideal for sunny borders, clustered in perennial borders or combination patio containers. Is frost and drought resistant, tolerates hot dry or wet summers.
Position Full sun gardens with relatively fertile soil. Hardy, water during extended dry periods and fertilise in spring.
Maintenance Easy to grow. Remove spent flowers to encourage repeat flowering. Cut back harder in early spring to make way for new growth then fertilise.
At a Glance
- Full sun
- Great for sunny borders
- Bird and bee attracting