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AGASTACHE scrophulariifolia

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Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

AGASTACHE scrophulariifolia

Plant Common Name

Purple Giant Hyssop

General Description

A member of the mint family, this large, aromatic, bushy perennial is native to eastern and central North America. Feathery, light-purple flower spikes appear from summer to early autumn above large, anise-scented leaves.

This low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant likes well drained soil and at least partial sun. It is an excellent choice for sunny mixed borders, wildflower plantings, and hummingbird gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    2'-6' / 0.6m - 1.8m

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes