- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 16 - 18 Inches
- Width 14 - 16 Inches
- Growing Zones 6-9
If you are looking for a sensory experience that is a flowering powerhouse from summer to fall, check out Mango Tango Anise Hyssop. The plants keep sending up spires in mouth-watering colors for months, atop delicate foliage that releases a minty fragrance when handled. Mango Tango was selected for its easy-to-use compact habit that is covered in blooms. Your neighbors, the bees, hummingbirds, and the butterflies will all thank you. The only one who may not thank you so quickly is your water company, since this is a very drought-tolerant plant, well-adapted to sunny containers, rock gardens, prairie plantings, street plantings and other hardscrabble spots. It also makes a nice cut or dried flower, so another great perennial for the cutting garden.
Mango Tango Anise hyssop is a hybrid of the Agastache family. In case you are wondering: you won’t get points off if you pronounce it “aga-stash”, but the botanically accepted pronunciation is “agasta-kee”. It’s in the mint family, but does not spread the way a true mint does – you just get that lovely fragrance. It gets about 18 inches tall, and about ¾ of the plant blooms from mid-summer through fall. The blooms themselves are a sumptuous combination of orange, pink and red, from the contrasting rose calyxes and orange flowers, which translates to a yummy halo of mango. On the lighter side of the spectrum, it looks amazing with blue, gray, or lime foliage, from dianthus, senecio, or carex, and on the darker side with plummy euphorbia or ajuga. They make beautiful thrillers in summer containers, and make your heart sing massed in the garden.
Mango Tango Anise Hyssop Care
Given excellent drainage, this is one of the easiest perennials you can grow (might be that mint family gene again). They are hardy from zones 6 through 9. In areas with wet winters, take extra care that the location drains well and a gravel mulch can help repel winter rains; also avoid cutting back fall stems until new growth emerges in spring. It’s both heat- and drought-tolerant, and can handle both neutral to alkaline soil.
Mango Tango Anise Hyssop prefers less fertilizer, so go light, perhaps just some slow-release fertilizer in containers. In containers, make sure there is good drainage in the planter and that the soil mix is not too heavy.
Mango Tango Anise Hyssop Spacing
These plants are light in structure, but look their best with a little elbow room to show off their graceful form – a spacing of 14 to 16 inches is recommended.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.