Agastache cana Sonoran Sunset forms short, full, stocky plants to 16 inches tall and wide boasting masses of fragrant raspberry purple flowers atop fragrant foliage.
A compact cultivar of Agastache cana, Sonoran Sunset forms short, full, stocky plants to 16 inches tall and wide boasting masses of raspberry purple flowers over a long period from mid June through September. Not only does the foliage smell of mint but the flowers smell like chewing gum. Also called mosquito plant in its native range where rubbing the leaves on the skin reportedly repels mosquitoes. Grow this hummingbird mint in hot, dry sunny spots with thin, rocky soils. Perfect for rock gardens, along driveways and sidewalks, and in other marginal spots where you never get around to spreading compost.
Common Name: Hummingbird Mint
Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Crevices and cracks of cliffs and canyon edge and dry slopes in mountainous areas of New Mexico and Texas around 6000 feet elevation.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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