Scientific Name: Agastache foeniculum
Common Name: anise-hyssop, giant hyssop
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Garden origin, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Verticillaster, Blue, Violet, Purple, Pink, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Stems square in c.s., 60-120cm tall; leaves opposite, ovate, serrated, lower surface downy, fragrant, up to 10cm long; florets 2-lipped, tubular, <1cm long, tightly clustered in whorls to form spike-like verticillasters.