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Agastache ‘Apricot Sunrise’ | Plant Profile

Agastache ‘Apricot Sunrise’ are herbaceous perennials with long lived fragrant blooms and leaves. The flowers are an orange/apricot color with medium green leaves. The edible aromatic leaves give off a minty-anise scent and can be used to flavor drinks and salads.

‘Apricot Sunrise’ should be grown in full sun to part shade with average moisture, well drained soils. They will not tolerate saturated soils. In southern climates they should be cut back in the winter, though this foliage plus some mulch is required in the Pittsburgh climate to prevent the roots from freezing.

The fragrant flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Deer and rabbits are not particularly interested in these plants and tend to avoid them.


Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise' Characteristics

Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise' are a beautiful and fragrant addition to any garden or meadow. The soft orange flowers bloom from June to September, attracting pollinators and beneficial insects.

These plants should receive at least half of a day of sunlight and should not require watering once established. Some supplemental watering my be required in times of drought. This occasional watering can also help to extend the life of the blooms. Mildew, rust and leaf spots may occur.

'Apricot Sunrise' can make a wonderful border plant and a great addition to a pollinator garden. They can be cut and displayed in indoor vases as well as used as an herb in drinks and salads. Backyard patios are a lovely home for 'Apricot Sunrise' because of the tendency to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones  6 - 9
2.0 - 3.00'
2.00 - 3.00'
Bloom Time
July - September
Full Sun to Part Shade
Deer Resistant?