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Apricot Sprite Hyssop
Fresh Anise Scent and Long-blooming Color

Apricot Sprite Hyssop

Item # 48458
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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.
No sunny flower border is complete without splendid 'Apricot Sprite', a long-blooming treasure filled with fragrance, soft color, and interesting texture. Its bicolor blooms of peachy apricot flute outwards on long, slender stems, attracting butterflies as well as hummingbirds, and the fresh anise scent of the grayish-green foliage intensifies in the summer heat. A splendid perennial!

Just 2 feet high (in bloom) and somewhat less wide, this is an erect, bushy plant with dozens of flowering stems. They begin setting blooms in early summer and continue well into late summer in most climates, especially if the first flowers are cut promptly. Although each bloom is tiny, the effect of dozens on every stalk is tremendous. And they make nice cut flowers, sharing their scent with less fortunate members of the vase.

Content in well-drained, enriched garden soil, this North American native is pest and disease resistant, its powerful scent keeping nibbling creatures from rabbits to deer at bay. Keep the soil moist for best flowering, and add compost every spring to enrich its nutrients, but other than that, 'Apricot Sprite' is fuss free. A hardworking, delightful little perennial that every garden deserves. Zones 6-10.

Genus Agastache
Species aurantiaca
Variety 'Apricot Sprite'
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 6 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 24 in
PlantWidth 18 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Native, Pest Fighter
BloomColor Apricot
FoliageColor Gray, Light Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SeasonOfInterest Summer
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Hardy plant that the hummers just love.
MK from PA wrote (March 07, 2014):
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.
Jenny SB from RI wrote (March 19, 2012):
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.
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