- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
ëFirebird (A. coccinea x A. rupestris) features coppery-orange to coral flowers and aromatic gray-green foliage. Sweetly fragrant, tubular flowers in whorls bloom on erect, salvia-like spikes atop stems typically growing to 2-3 tall. Flowers appear over a long June to September bloom period. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Leaves have a strong mint scent, and may be used fresh or dry to flavor teas. Agastache comes from the Greek words for ìmuchî (agan) and ìgrain stalkî (stachys) in reference to the flower spikes.
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Performs poorly and may not survive winter in unamended clay soils. Drought and heat tolerant once established. May not be reliably winter hardy throughout the St. Louis area where it should be planted in a protected location and mulched in winter.
Size and growth:
- 2.0 to 3.0 feet
- 1.5 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - September
- Coppery orange to coral
Showy flowers, Fragrant leaves, Fragrant flowers, Herb, Annual, Red, Orange, and Butterflies
Rock gardens, borders, herb gardens or butterfly gardens. Also a good container plant.
No serious insect or disease problems.