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Scientific Name: Agastache foeniculum
Pronunciation: uh-GASS-tuh-kee fuh-NICK-you-lum
Common Name: anise-hyssop, giant hyssop
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Stems square in c.s., 60-120 cm tall; leaves opposite, ovate, serrated, lower surface downy, fragrant, up to 10 cm long; florets 2-lipped, tubular, < 1 cm long, tightly clustered in whorls to form spike-like verticillasters.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Garden origin, North America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include A. 'Blue Fortune'.
anise-hyssop, giant hyssop
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike-like, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Blue, Pink, Violet, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Not showy, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Green

Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(NRY) NuRserY
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