Botanical Name: Agastache 'Desert Sunrise'
Common Name: Desert Sunrise Hummingbird Mint  
Plant photo of: Agastache 'Desert Sunrise'
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Water Saving Tip:

Apply as little fertilizer as possible.

If you use fertilizer make sure it stays on the landscape, and carefully water it in so there is NO runoff.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial, Herb


Height Range



Flower Color

Lavender, Orange, Pink


Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Medium


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Native Garden


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Foundation, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

This is a strikingly beautiful agasatche, with tall spikes of large, tubular, orange, pink, and lavender blossoms, which go from midsummer to through fall, usually to the first frost. Foliage is a lovely grey green, and the entire plant is delightfully, mintily fragrant. Grows about 40 to 48 inches tall and about half as wide. Attacts butterflies and attention. For sunny borders. A High Country Gardens introduction.
Grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade, though best in full sun. Good soil drainage is essential. Plants will perform poorly and may not survive winter in unamended clay soils or over-watered soils. Plants tolerate heat and some dry soils once established. Deadhead spent flower blooms to promote additional bloom. Cut back the dead stems in late winter to early spring. Sandy/gravelly mulches will protect plants and help to avoid onset of rot.