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Giant Hyssop

Agastache spp.

Hummingbird Mints

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The Agastache spp. are herbaceous perennial plants with upright spikes of aromatic flowers in a range of colours from white through pink, mauve to purple. They are easy to grow in sunny positions with well drained soil but with differing hardiness depending on species.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Collect seeds in autumn when mature.

Propagation

Special features

Geography

Origin
North America, East Aisa

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Cullinary
Leaf tips can be eaten or made into teas.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Pink, Purples, White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by slugs.

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