- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 36 Inches
- Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 10
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Morello Hummingbird Mint has deep rosy flower spikes that bloom all summer and can be grown as an annual in colder USDA hardiness zones. The minty-scented flowers and foliage attract hummingbirds and butterflies late into the summer. Agastache is a great perennial herb that attracts all the local pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden.
Morello Hummingbird Mint is very low maintenance once it has been established in the garden. Expect it to be drought resistant as well as deer and rabbit resistant. Agastache is a native plant with few disease or pest issues, and Morello Hummingbird displays these qualities like a champ. Planted in large groups, Morello Hummingbird Mint looks great naturalized in a semi-wild area of the garden or a more formal herb garden.
Morello Hummingbird Mint Care
Agastache ‘Morello’ grows in either full sun or part shade and needs well-draining soil. Little to no fertilizing is necessary for this tough native perennial. Soils that are too rich will encourage spindly foliage growth with little flowering. One inch of water a week will help to establish a robust root system that requires less supplemental watering after 2-3 years. Mulch plants with 2-3 inches of organic compost in the spring to keep the roots cool during the summer while making the soil more moisture retentive.
Seasonal maintenance for Morello Hummingbird Mint is easy. Cut back the plant by one-third in the middle of the summer if the foliage and flowers start to decline. This will encourage the plant to produce a second flush of flowers late in the summer. Agastache is prone to heavy seeding, which can be avoided by deadheading plants as soon as the flower spike fades. Any unwanted seedlings are easily pulled in the spring. Agastaches can be grown in containers quite well and look great added to planters with other cottage garden or herb plants.
Morello Hummingbird Mint Spacing
Morello Hummingbird Mint has a mature height of 24-36 inches and a spread of 24 inches. Space plants at 18 inches on the center to provide adequate air circulation. Plant Agastache in a pot with at least a 12-inch diameter when growing in containers.
Morello Hummingbird Mint Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple|
|Flower Description: Deep Rosy Burgundy|
|Bloom Period: Spring Through The Fall|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Common Name: Morello Hummingbird Mint|
|Scientific Name: Agastache Morello|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
For more detailed information, please click here.
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.