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Hyssop, or Hummingbird Mint is Perfect for Utah Gardens

Hyssop, or Hummingbird Mint is Perfect for Utah Gardens

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Finding the perfect plant that thrives in Utah's unique climate can be a challenge. However, one plant that has gained immense popularity among gardeners in Utah is Agastache. With its vibrant blooms and ability to attract hummingbirds, this plant, commonly known as Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop, will become a favorite element in your garden.

 Hummingbird Mint planted in mass stands out

Agastache KUDOS™ 'Kudos Ambrosia' Hyssop,

Hyssop is well-suited to Utah's climate and thrives in a variety of growing conditions. This perennial plant is known for its adaptability, making it an ideal choice for your Utah landscape. It can tolerate both dry spells and occasional heavy rainfall, making it a low-maintenance option for those looking to add vibrant colors to their gardens.

 Kudos Gold Hyssop

Kudos Gold Hyssop

The best part about hummingbird mint is its stunning blooms. This plant produces tall spikes of tubular flowers in a mesmerizing array of colors, ranging from soft pinks and purples to vibrant oranges and yellows. The vibrant blooms not only add a touch of beauty to any garden but also attract pollinators, particularly hummingbirds, which are a delight to watch.

 Kudos Coral Butterfly Mint

Kudos Coral Hyssop

Utah's arid climate demands plants that can withstand drought conditions, and Hummingbird Mint fits the bill perfectly. This plant has low water requirements, making it an excellent choice for water-wise gardening. It can survive and even thrive with minimal watering, making it a sustainable option for your yard. Planting Hyssop allows you to conserve water and still enjoy a colorful, vibrant garden.


If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, colorful plant, Hummingbird Mint will not disappoint. This perennial plant is easy to grow, requiring minimal pruning and deadheading. It is also resistant to common pests and diseases, reducing the need for chemical interventions. Plus, it is deer-resistant, making it a great choice for gardens in Utah where deer may pose a threat to other plants. With its ease of care, Hyssop is a hassle-free addition to any garden.

 Hummingbird Mint Color Collage

Hummingbird Mint is undoubtedly a great plant choice for Utah gardens. Its ability to thrive in our climate, stunning blooms, low water requirements, and easy maintenance make it a perfect addition for your yard, attracting both humans and hummingbirds alike. Perhaps the best part of all is the number of color choices available. We have shared a few varieties with you in this blog, but you can browse our catalog for even more stunning options.

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