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Agastache rupestris
Agastache rupestris
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Agastache rupestris

Rock Anise-hyssop

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.025.120

This terrific species is sometimes called Licorice or Rootbeer Plant, for the pleasantly fragrant silvery foliage. Plants form a bushy clump, bearing short spikes of salmon-orange flowers for months on end. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. This thrives in hot, sunny sites, and is also excellent in containers. Although native to the southwestern USA, plants are surprisingly hardy so long as the site is very well drained during the winter months. Remove faded flowers regularly so that new buds will form. Flowers are edible.

Further details for
Agastache rupestris

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.