Agastache is an aromatic, herbaceous perennial plant that is known by its common names of Giant Hyssop, Hummingbird Plant, Purple Giant Hyssop, Mexican Hyssop, Bee Balm, Hummingbird Mint, Anise Mint, Fragrant Giant Hyssop and Mosquito Plant. It has beautiful flower spires that bloom all season long.
It has a long history of medicinal use by Native Americans and has many benefits to offer in the garden including attracting pollinators and beneficial insects. There are several different types (species) of Agastache. Some can help repel mosquitos (A. cana) and others can be used in teas. The plants are generally pest and disease free.
Agastache are drought-resistant plants that can grow well in many different climates. The flowers of agastache plants attract hummingbirds and butterflies which make them a good choice for an ornamental plant in your garden or on your porch.
USES: Containers, Perennial borders, Cut flower gardens, Butterfly gardens, Hummingbird gardens, Woodland garden, Wildflower gardens, Beds, Herb gardens, Prairie gardens, Natural landscaping
TOLERATES: Drought, Deer, Rabbits, Heat
Botanical Name: Agastache rugosa
Common Name: Korean Mint, Hyssop, Asiatische Duftnessel, Koreaminze
Flower Color: Mauve flower spikes 2-4 inches long (5-10cm). Minty scented leaves.
Flowering Time: July to September
Plant Height: 2-3 ft (60-100cm)
Plant Width: 1.5-2 ft (45-60cm)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Average / Dry
Soil Requirements: Well drained soil. Low maintenance. Self sows moderately
USDA Zone: 4-9
Misc: Used in teas, chopped up in salads and over pastas. Great as a microgreen garnish.
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