Agastache Sunrise™ Red Improved

Hummingbird mint attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and songbirds
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Features to Note


5 - 9

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

18 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


A member of the Sunrise™ Series, Red Improved is an herbaceous perennial offering early summer through early fall interest. Long- and heavy-blooming, the plant sets tall, showy, upright spikes dense with tubular, 2-lipped flowers. Coral-red, the bold blooms make excellent cut flowers for floral arrangements or summer bouquets. Nectar-rich, they are irresistible to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and if allowed to go to seed, they also attract songbirds.

An Agastache hybrid, commonly called hyssop or hummingbird mint, Sunrise Red Improved has an upright, clumping habit and a fast growth rate. Its gray-green foliage is mint-scented and can be used, fresh or dried, in teas. Since the plant readily self-seeds, it's a good choice for naturalized areas. And since hummingbird mint is well-adapted to dry soils, it's also good for rock gardens and xeriscapes. But they make great container and garden plants, especially in mixed beds and borders.

Low maintenance and generally trouble-free, hummingbird mint is one of the easiest perennials to grow. It prefers a sunny to sun-dappled location with average, medium moist, well-draining soil, having a neutral to slightly acid pH. Established plants tolerate some light shade, heat, and dry soils, but the plants will not intolerant wet soils, which may cause root rot. Deadheading faded flowers promotes additional blooms and prevents unwanted self-seeding. It is deer and rabbit resistant.


Genus: Agastache
Species: Red Improved
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Early Spring
Bloom Season End: Late Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No



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