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Agastache 'Firebird'

Mexican bergamot

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Orange

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (11737)

Plant details

The appropriately named 'Firebird', which is a marvellous shade of copper-orange, is a first-rate bedding plant for a one-off summer display. The mass of buds start opening in July, and the plants certainly pull their weight because they keep blooming until early autumn, creating an open, bushy shape with grey leaves. If you can't get hold of this one, there are plenty more very effective cultivars, including the raspberry red 'Tutti Frutti' and the bluish-purple 'Blue Fortune' which has been given the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Agastache

Cultivar: Firebird

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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