Agastache coccinea x rupestris Firebird

Hyssop

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2-3' (Plant 1-2' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Orange / Copper
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Firebird can take the heat! Fiery copper orange/coral blooms flower until frost, embellishing the aromatic gray-green foliage. Tubular flowers in whorls on salvia-like spikes will entice butterflies and hummingbirds to sample the nectar rich blooms.

Mint-scented leaves may be added fresh or dry to enhance your favorite tea. Cut back flower stems in summer to promote continuous bloom. A nice feature in an herb garden or mixed border. Plant Select® varieties are durable, resilient and vibrant.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

Agastache General Information:

Agastache are equally good in the border, and as a candidate for container growing. The better the drainage the happier the plant. Scented foliage is good for flavoring drinks and drying. A customer advises us that her Goldfinches are wild for Agastache seed.

Agastache Plant Care:

Good drainage is a must! Agastache thrive in full sun and rarely need divided. Most will self sow to spread, so deadhead by removing faded flowers to prevent seeding. Leave stems to overwinter; tip or remove new growth in early to mid spring for more flowering stems and a more compact plant. To promote strong stems avoid too much water and fertilize only once a year in fall.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: AGFB