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Agastache Genus

Hyssop

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Agastache genus (Hyssop). These are summer flowering, aromatic, upright perennials. The leaves are lance-shaped and have toothed edges. Flowers are produced in spikes of tubular, pink-white or purple blooms in mid summer to mid autumn.

The name Agastache is the Greek word for "many spikes" and refers to the flower.

Characteristics

Perennials

Other common names

Mexican hyssop, Giant hyssop

Origin

China, Japan , USA, Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic leaves and flowers.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need fertile, well drained soil and full sun.

Propagation

The plants are short-lived and should be propagated each year by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may effect the leaves in dry summers.

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