Fresh Anise Scent and Long-blooming Color
Apricot Sprite Hyssop
Butterflies and hummingbirds can't stay away, and deer and rabbits don't come close!
Indispensable for the sunny border, where it leans into nearby plants, sharing its lovely scent.
|Genus ||Agastache |
|Species ||aurantiaca |
|Variety ||'Apricot Sprite' |
|Item Form ||1-Quart |
|Zone ||6 - 10 |
|Bloom Start To End ||Early Summer - Early Fall |
|Habit ||Upright |
|Plant Height ||24 in |
|Plant Width ||18 in |
|Additional Characteristics ||
Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Native, Pest Fighter
|Bloom Color ||
|Foliage Color ||
Gray, Light Green
|Light Requirements ||
|Moisture Requirements ||
Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
|Season Of Interest ||
|Soil Tolerance ||
Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor
|Restrictions || *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following: |
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Hardy plant that the hummers just love.
This is a hardy plant that comes back year after year. Blooms from the first and my hummers go nuts over it. I have 2 feeders for the little guys & they still hit on this plant for food. Haven't had a lot of butterflies around, tho'. I've dug it up, split it into 2 & moved it twice & it still keeps on going. My only complaint (and it's strictly personal) - I really don't care for the scent. That's the only reason that I gave it 4 stars. Any time you touch the plant, it leaves the scent on you. You may like it; I wouldn't let that put you off getting one. I'm keeping it because of the hummers.
I was excited about this little plant and put it in next to a shasta daisy last spring. It bloomed a little bit last summer. I'm hoping it does well this summer, but I'm nervous since it is barely showing itself above the soil right now. It just looked kind of weak all summer, but that was its first summer and this year will tell the tale.