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Orange Hummingbird Mint (Giant Hyssop)

 

An erect herbaceous perennial that can reach 3 feet tall and spreading to 3 feet wide with arrowhead-shaped, olive-green leaves and golden orange tubular flowers that appear summer through fall. Grows best in full sun, but can grow in open shade, in well-draining soil. Fairly drought tolerant but looks best with some summer irrigation. A hybrid of Agastache coccinea and A. auriantica.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sunrise'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf fragrance : Yes

Leaf shape : arrow shaped

Leaf color : Olive-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Tubular

Flower color : Orange

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : n/a

Average size maturity width : 2-3 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3-4 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F (Z8b

Sunset zone : 2b-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes