Botanical Name: Agastache rupestris
Common Name: Licorice Mint  
Plant photo of: Agastache rupestris
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Parking Strip, Park, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Good summer color at high elevations also a good attractor fo hawk moths and hummers. It is a long-lived perennial freezing to the ground in winter. Sends up 2' spikes of coral flowers middle summer to early fall. Narrow leaves licorice scented. Full to partial sun., well drained sites with some additional water during blooming. Dead head for best flowering. Native to mountain regions of Arizona, New Mexico and Northern Mexico.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.