(Giant Hyssop, Honeybee Blue Hyssop)
Agastache rugosa is an aromatic, erect, herbaceous perennial native to Korea, China and Japan. Its cultivar 'Honey Bee Blue' bears spikes of pale lilac-blue flowers atop tall stems from midsummer into fall. The corrugated leaves are anise-scented.
This low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant likes well drained soil and full sun. It is an excellent choice for sunny mixed borders and hummingbird gardens and does well in containers.
(Giant White Hyssop)
An aromatic, erect, herbaceous perennial native to Korea, China and Japan, this member of the mint family bears spikes of white flowers in summer and autumn. The flowers attract butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The anise scented leaves are often more silvery than those of purple-flowered forms of A. rugosa. The cultivars 'Alabaster', 'Honey Bee White', and 'Liqourice White' are sometimes included under this plant.
This low-maintenance and drought tolerant plant likes well drained soil and...
James H. Schutte
(Giant White Hyssop, Honeybee White Hyssop)
A. rugosa f. albiflora is an aromatic, erect, herbaceous perennial native to Korea, China and Japan. The compact cultivar 'Honey Bee White' bears spikes of fragrant white flowers in summer and autumn, drawing butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The leaves smell of anise with a hint of peppermint.
This low-maintenance and drought tolerant plant likes well drained soil and full sun. It is an excellent choice for sunny mixed borders and wildlife gardens and does well in containers. 'Honey Bee...
(Rock Anise Hyssop, Sunset Hyssop, Threadleaf Hyssop)
Known for its extreme drought tolerance and outstanding garden performance, sunset hyssop is a strongly aromatic, bushy short-lived perennial native to southern Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico. This member of the mint family has fine, fragrant, gray-green leaves. In mid to late summer plants become covered with loose spikes of tubular orange flowers with dusty mauve to lavender bases.
Everblooming and tolerant of poor soils, sunset hyssop requires little deadheading and is highly attractive...
(Ageratum, Artist™ Alto Pearl Ageratum, Blue Mink, Flossflower)
Commonly called flossflower, Ageratum houstonianum is an anual native to Mexico planted for its tassel-like flowers. Flowering from midsummer until frost, available colors are shade of blue, pink, or white. Many series of cultivars exist. Usually performs well in full sun. However in hot-summered climates flossflower will need filtered sun. In mild winter climates, it may provide winter color. Use in annual beds or container gardens.
James H. Schutte
(Ageratum, Blue Hawaii Ageratum, Blue Mink, Flossflower)
Blue Hawaii flossflower is a tender perennial that is widely used as a bedding ornamental in temperate zones. This dwarf plant has a dense, bushy habit and produces many tassel-like flowers of powder blue all season.
Vigorous and easy to grow, it performs best in sites with full sun and average soil. Where summers are hot, plants may flower best in part sun locations. Rarely bothered by deer, Blue Hawaii flossflower is best enjoyed in containers or mixed borders with other brightly colored,...
James H. Schutte
(Blue Horizon Flossflower, Flossflower)
Fluffy, pale violet-blue flowers bedeck the tall stems of the Blue Horizon flossflower when temperatures are warm and growing conditions favorable. Though technically a tender perennial, flossflower is widely grown as an annual bedding plant. It is a hybrid derived from plants native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as an evergreen subshrub with a dense, bushy habit; it can self-sow and is potentially weedy in frost-free regions.
The foliage of 'Blue Horizon' is an attractive jade...
Mark A. Miller
The tall-stemmed 'High Tide White' is a vigorous, well-branched, heavily flowering flossflower selection that form mounds of foliage. This tender perennial is widely planted as a bedding annual and will bloom all season long. It is the tallest growing bedding flossflower on the market.
The tall, well-branching, bushy plants have lush, deep green leaves. When temperatures are warm and growing conditions good, they produce big clusters of button-like flowers on tall stems with sturdiness; plants...