Apricot Sprite Hyssop
Butterflies and hummingbirds can't stay away, and deer and rabbits don't come close!
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.
|Zone||6 - 10|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Early Fall|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Native, Pest Fighter|
|FoliageColor||Gray, Light Green|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|