Virtues: Agastache Mango Tango has many things gardeners look for in a perennial for late summer: It blooms for a long time (midsummer to fall), it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, it tolerates drought and heat and it is reported to resist deer and rabbits. (Note: Any plant's resistance to animal browsing can vary by region and conditions such as population and other pressures.)
Common name: ‘Mango Tango’ agastache, giant hyssop, hummingbird mint
Botanical name: Agastache ‘Mango Tango’
Exposure: Full sun
Season: Midsummer to early fall, for flowers
Flowers: Peachy orange flowers line the flowering stems, blooming out of dark pink calyxes (outer casings of the flower buds).
Foliage: Triangular and medium green, the leaves have a minty fragrance.
Habit: Agastache Mango Tango grows just 18 inches tall and slightly more narrow, giving it an upright shape that fits easily into small spaces, containers or the front of the flower border.
How to grow Agastache Mango Tango: Site in full sun and average soil with good drainage. Provide water until the plant is established, but thereafter it has good drought tolerance. USDA Zones 6–9.
Image courtesy of Walters Gardens