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Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding, Annual/Biennial or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Resilience

Hardiness

old H1+3 (required heated glass; may be grown outside in summer)

Colour

Flower

Dark Orange in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0-0.1 metre

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

giant hyssop 'Apricot Sprite'

Family

Lamiaceae


Agastache are herbaceous perennials with simple, aromatic leaves and small 2-lipped tubular flowers in whorls forming dense spikes, in summer and autumn; some are rather tender but can be grown as annual bedding

A. aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' is a tender perennial often grown as an annual, with aromatic leaves, and spikes of 2-lipped, tubular, dark orange flowers in late summer and autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Agastache 'Apricot Sprite'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Can be used as a gap-filler in herb gardens or in sunny, dry places, for example at the base of walls. Grows best in well-drained alkaline soil but will tolerate poor acid soils. Short-lived

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Remove spent flowering spikes through the season

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free