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Agastache cana Sonoran Sunset 'Sinning'
Common Name: Hummingbird Mint Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

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.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourMagenta
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height12-24" Bloom TimeLate Spring - Summer
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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