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Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' (Giant hyssop 'Apricot Sprite')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'

Other names

Giant hyssop 'Apricot Sprite'

Genus

Agastache Agastache

Variety or Cultivar

'Apricot Sprite' _ 'Apricot Sprite' is a tender perennial (often grown as an annual) with aromatic leaves, and tall spikes of tubular, dark orange flowers in late summer and autumn.


Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Aromatic leaves

Habit

Tall

Flower

Dark-orange in Summer; Dark-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Green in Summer; Grey-green, Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Avoid the temptation to cut back the faded flower-stems in autumn since they provide interest in the winter months.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' (Giant hyssop 'Apricot Sprite') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Plant in fertile and well-drained soil in full sun. This is a short-lived plant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'

Other names

Giant hyssop 'Apricot Sprite'

Genus

Agastache Agastache

Variety or Cultivar

'Apricot Sprite' _ 'Apricot Sprite' is a tender perennial (often grown as an annual) with aromatic leaves, and tall spikes of tubular, dark orange flowers in late summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Aromatic leaves

Habit

Tall


Colour

Flower

Dark-orange in Summer; Dark-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Green in Summer; Grey-green, Green in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Avoid the temptation to cut back the faded flower-stems in autumn since they provide interest in the winter months.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' (Giant hyssop 'Apricot Sprite') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Plant in fertile and well-drained soil in full sun. This is a short-lived plant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' (Giant hyssop 'Apricot Sprite')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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