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AGASTACHE mexicana (ACAPULCO™ SERIES)

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Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

AGASTACHE mexicana( ACAPULCO™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Mexican Hyssop

General Description

The Acapulco™ series comprises relatively upright and compact selections of Agastache mexicana, a fragrant short-lived bushy perennial native to Mexico. Cultivars in the Acapulco series bear summer to fall spikes of tubular flowers in warm colors including salmon-pink, rose pink, and orange. The lance-shaped leaves have a minty citrusy scent when brushed or crushed.

These low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants like well-drained soil and full sun. They are an excellent choice for sunny mixed borders and hummingbird gardens and grow well in containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 7

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    12'-30' / 3.7m - 9.1m

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Fall

  • Native To

    Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Orange, Pink, Rose, Salmon

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes