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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

3

Long lasting blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Fragrant foliage.

Scientific  Name:

Agastache rupestris

Common Name 1

› Hummingbird Mint

Family:

Lamiaceae

Origins:

Native to Arizona and New Mexico

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Hyssop

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

yes

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

5

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Easily grown in average, dry-to medium, well drained soils. Tolerates dry soils once established.

Fertilizer Needs:

Not necessary. Don?t over-feed; a fall top dressing of compost is all they need to flourish. Too much high nitrogen fertilizers will shorten their lifespan and make the plants floppy.

Recommended Mulch:

Sandy/gravelly mulches will protect plants and help avoid onset of rot.

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Grayish-green mint scented leaves

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Pink

Flower Description:

Beautiful fragrant tubular flowers.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Bloom season can extend into fall.

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

2-2.5'

Mature spread:

18"

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

It is native to cool mountain slopes in Arizona and New Mexico.

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Sep

Ornamental Accent:

yes

yes

Garden Observations:

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SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Pinch back foliage in spring if you want to limit mature plant height. In mid-spring, remove old stems just above the new foliage, about 4 or 5 inches above ground level.

Summer Care:

Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom.

Fall Care:

Sometimes a sporadic rebloom will occur in fall if plants are cut back in late summer after initial flowering period.

Winter Care:

Prune in late fall or winter, after plant goes dormant. To improve winter-hardiness, and encourage re-seeding, leave the stems intact over the winter. Cut back foliage to just above ground level in the fall after plants go dormant, or foliage is killed

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Crown/root rot may develop in poorly drained soils. Watch for rust, powdery mildew and leaf spots.

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

No serious insect or disease problems. Crown/root rot may develop in poorly drained soils. Watch for rust,powdery mildew and leaf spots.

Care Comments:

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