Mexican Giant Hyssop
Lovers of heat, these tough and drought-resistant Mint family relatives guarantee terminal spikes adorned with brightly colored, tubular flowers just about all summer long. Agastaches are easily grown in well-drained soil, and will bloom more profusely, over an even longer period of time, if the flowering stems are cut back midseason.
With refreshing lemon-perfumed elliptical-shaped foliage that can be brewed for tea, oodles of whorled, closely set red-purple flowers studding 12 in. tall spikes and a full upright form, tangy ‘Sangria’ can be easily tucked into your garden. A resident of northern Mexico and our very own Southwest, this Jelitto introduction is relished by hummingbirds and makes an intriguing statement alongside Eryngium amethystina.
Blooms July – October
Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 7.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’
- Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sunrise’
- Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado TM’
- Agastache aurantiaca ‘Tango’
- Agastache x ‘Black Adder’
- Agastache ‘Blue Blazes’
- Agastache ‘Blue Boa’
- Agastache ‘Bolero’
- Agastache ‘Firebird’
- Agastache mexicana ‘Red Fortune’
- Agastache pallida x gosa ‘Globetrotter’
- Agastache ‘Pink Panther’
- Agastache ‘Purple Haze’
- Agastache ‘Rosy Giant’
- Agastache rugosa var. f. albiflora ‘Alabaster’