Agastache Aurantiaca ‘Sunset Yellow’ – (Giant Orange Hyssop)
A small very versatile plant which has golden yellow flowers over a long period from early summer to late autumn.
Agastache Aurantiaca Sunset Yellow was recognised by the Fleuroselect judges for the dwarfness of the plant, the unique flower colour and uniformity of the variety.
Its flowers are butter yellow and they are borne over a long period from early summer to late autumn. The bees are very attracted to it and set up quite a buzzing on a sunny day.
It grows to 45 cm and the dwarf bushy plants are drought tolerant and will grow in any soil type that is free draining. The flowers are good for cutting.
The foliage is fragrant
Seeds can be sown onto moist well-drained seed compost indoors ( early spring) or outdoors during late spring or summer depending on your geographic location and the temperatures. Press the seeds lightly into the soil but do not cover. Light is needed for germination. Propagate at about 18-20°C. Germination takes 30-90 days. Water only from the base and once germination begins ensure that the tray has a free flowing air supply however dont let the seeds get too dry. Once seedlings are large enough to handle transplant to 8cm pots. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passedSow indoors. 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 recommended.
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Giant Orange Hyssop
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