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Threadleaf Giant Hyssop Agastache rupestris

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a-GAH-sta-kee ru-PE-stris
Description

Long-lasting blooms on this compact plant attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Its foliage is licorice-scented, which is great to deter deer. This plant, once established, is drought tolerant. The bloom season extends from summer into fall.

Propagation: May self-sow

Soil: Normal, sandy, well-drained

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#summer#drought tolerant#orange#perennial#orange flowers#fall interest#long-lasting flowers#orange flower#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#sandy soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#summer#drought tolerant#orange#perennial#orange flowers#fall interest#long-lasting flowers#orange flower#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#sandy soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agastache
    Species:
    rupestris
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Native to Arizona and New Mexico
    Distribution:
    Cool mountain slopes
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; deters deer
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer, drought
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Its foliage is licorice-scented, which is great to deter deer.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought