Agastache rupestris

Plant name: Agastache rupestris

Virtues: Licorce mint hyssop is a superior perennial enjoyed in the garden for its spicy fragrance, uniquely colored flowers, and finely textured foliage. It is a superb hummingbird plant attracting them for several months with its nectar-rich flowers.

Flower color: Red

Goes great with: Beautiful when planted with Penstemon pinifolius, Nepeta x faassenii and Achillea ageratifolia.

Habit: Grows 36 to 42 inches tall and 18 inches wide.

Season: Summer to early fall. Long blooming.

Suggested by: High Country Gardens.

Where does it come from: Elevations above 7000 feet, hot desert, USA.

Tips: Agastache rupestris loves a hot, sunny position in well-drained soil. USDA hardieness zones 4-9.

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