Agastache barberi 'Firebird'
|These bushy perennials look like their cousins, mint and salvia. Once established, they thrive in hot, dry sites, offering a late-summer display of flower spikes in soft purples, blues, or yellows. Some varieties are more tender and need the shelter of a south- or west-facing wall. Hardier varieties are Agastache foeniculum, Agastache rugosum, and Agastache urticofolium. Drought-tolerant and require good drainage. Grow many varieties, such as Agastache mexicana, from seed, divide established plants in early spring, or take root cuttings from young, soft stems. Watch for mildew in hot dry summers.
Where other Agastaches bloom in cool shades -- purple, rose, blue, and green -- Firebird stands out with coppery red-orange flowers. The base stems become woody over time.
Attributes - Agastache barberi 'Firebird'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Red
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Poisonous, Showy Flowers.
Agastache barberi 'Tutti Frutti', Agastache foeniculum