Giant Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum

Giant Hyssop is an upright, clump-forming perennial of the mint family that is native to parts of North America. It is typically found in prairies, dry upland forested areas, plains and fields. It flowers lavender to purple mid- to late summer. Flowers are attractive to bees (good nectar plant), hummingbirds and butterflies. Aromatic leaves can be used to make herbal teas or jellies. Seeds can be added to cookies or muffins. Dried leaves can be added to potpourris.

Water Needs: 
Low
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Dry Areas
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Xeriscape
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
36-48"
Spread: 
24-36"
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Dry Areas
Edible
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
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Best in full sun. Performs well in moist soils, but good soil drainage is essential. Plants tolerate dry soils, particularly once established. Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom. Plants will spread by rhizomes and will easily self seed in optimum growing conditions.

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