Sunset hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Sunset hyssop, Agastache rupestris, Plant Select
Sunset hyssop, Agastache rupestris, Plant Select
Bold brushes of sunset-orange flowers from August to frost. Native to high mountains of the Southwest, the whole plant exudes a rich, root beer aroma. An exotic contribution to water-smart gardens or perennial borders. Perennial. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Does not respond well to over-watering, so keep on the dry side once established. Plant in areas with full sun or a warm microclimate to ensure longevity. Wait until spring to cut back old growth.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 20-24 inches
Width 16-20 inches
Flowering Season Midsummer to frost
Flower Color Pink
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4b-10
Soil Type Loam or sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 1997
Annual Commercial Maintenance Cut back to base/shear down to ground every spring. Then rake up.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance This is a longer lived hyssop and will be true to form from seedlings. Allow seedlings to grow in desired spots. Replace plants that may die every 5-10 years.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft