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Mango Tango Hyssop*

Agastache 'Mango Tango'

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Mango Tango Hyssop (Agastache 'Mango Tango') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Mango Tango Hyssop flowers

Mango Tango Hyssop flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Mango Tango Hyssop (Agastache 'Mango Tango') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Mango Tango Hyssop in bloom

Mango Tango Hyssop in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Hummingbird Mint

Brand:  Walter's Gardens

Description:

A shorter selection with impressive, vibrant color; light peach to orange flowers with dusky rose calyxes; refreshing licorice scented foliage; this compact perennial spreads in a controlled manner; tubular flowers attract pollinators to the garden

Ornamental Features

Mango Tango Hyssop features airy spikes of lightly-scented peach tubular flowers with orange overtones and rose calyces rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mango Tango Hyssop is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mango Tango Hyssop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Herb Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mango Tango Hyssop will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 6 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mango Tango Hyssop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing  Herb  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features