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Giant Hyssop Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

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ah-GAH-sta-kee
Description

'Acapulco Orange' Giant Hyssop is a hybrid cultivar with showy orange flowers in the mint family. It grows 1-2 feet tall and nearly as wide. This plant adds an airiness to the garden with fine foliage and spikes of tubular orange flowers. The bloom time is from late spring to frost and the minty scent is a pollinator magnet.

Good drainage is essential for this plant and sandy low fertility soils in full sun are ideal. Wet winter feet in poorly drained soils will do this plant in.

Use 'Acapulco Orange' near the front of the perennial border in native/pollinator gardens. Raised beds and rock gardens work great to provide good drainage. They can also be grown in containers placed on the patio so you can enjoy the hummingbirds and bees that visit it.

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#bees#hummingbirds#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#fragrant leaves#nectar plant#orange flowers#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#long bloom time#rock gardens#borders#cutting garden#pollinator plant#patio#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#fragrant leaves#nectar plant#orange flowers#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#long bloom time#rock gardens#borders#cutting garden#pollinator plant#patio#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agastache
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Airy spikes of tubular orange flowers from late spring to frost
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Fragrant lance-shaped dark green leaves. Up to 1.75 inches long and 1.25 inches wide with crenate margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits