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Agastache aurantiaca 'Kiowa Sunset'

Agastache aurantiaca 'Kiowa Sunset'
hummingbird mint

Common name hummingbird mint
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (zones?)
Flowers orange
Size 30"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (drought-tolerant)
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Spikes of flowers in various shades of orange, on a mid-border-sized plant from northern Mexico. Leaves are gently serrated, in a light shade of green. As the common name suggests, the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds.
Considerable disagreement on hardiness among online sources for this one, some claiming zone 4, others rating it hardy only to zone 7. I guess I'll find out next spring. Meanwhile, it is at least distinguishing itself by blooming in its first year, albeit on much shorter plants than the mature height indicated above.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Kiowa Sunset'
hummingbird mint

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Kiowa Sunset' from '14 trade. Baggy 70F (79%G, 5-8d)

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