Welcome a native Amerian wildflower to your garden with sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris). This blooming beauty brings a rich root beer aroma to the garden. Flowers appear on the plant from late summer to frost, unfurling in shades of sunset-orange. Pollinators mob this wildflower. It grows best in well-drained soil and is extremely drought tolerant once established. It’s a good plant for a xeriscape or low water-use garden. Wait until spring to cut back old growth. Plants grow 20 to 24 inches tall and 16 to 20 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 4-10.
Somehow, those rolling hills become even more beautiful at Golden Hour. After enjoying dinner and a quick dip in the pool, the owners can take their drinks to the lower terrace and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
Crunchy ‘Sweet Sunset’ banana peppers won the 2015 All-America Selection award. The fruits grow on compact plants that thrive in containers or the garden, and signal they’re ready to harvest when they change from pale green to light yellow. If you prefer, wait a little longer to pick, until the peppers turn red. This variety has better pest and disease resistance, and is more tolerant of drought and heat, than many older varieties.