Agastache aurantiaca ‘Navajo Sunset’ – (Giant Orange Hyssop)

$4.50

An easy care plant whose flowers can be picked and dried.

Description

This plant has bright orange flowers and flowers are freely borne on its 60 cm stems throughout the summer.  It slowly  forms an aromatic anise scented clump of foliage.

This variety flowers in 12 weeks from planting.

It likes medium to dry well drained soils in full sun. Its flowers cut well, and it is reportedly deer resistant.

Bees and beneficial insects are attracted to it

Sowing advice

Sow indoors in spring. Sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Press seeds lightly into the soil but do not cover. Light is needed for germination. Propagate 18-20°C. Germination takes 30-90 days. Water only from the base. Once germination begins admit air to prevent damping off. Once seedlings are large enough to handle transplant to 8cm pots. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 30cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Giant Orange Hyssop

Family

Labiatae, Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20