Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Leaves have a mild minty scent.
Source of plant
Well-Sweep Herb Farm, Lazy S's Farm Nursery
A. ‘Firebird’ (A. coccinea x A. rupestris) features coppery-orange to coral flowers and aromatic gray-green foliage. Sweetly fragrant, tubular flowers in whorls bloom on erect, salvia-like spikes atop stems typically growing to 2-3’ tall. Flowers appear over a long June to September bloom period. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Leaves have a strong mint scent, and may be used fresh or dry to flavor teas.
USDA Hardiness Zone
other ethnobotanical uses, fragrance