Giant Hyssop

Agastache spp.

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Collect seeds in autumn when mature.

Propagation

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

North America, East Aisa

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, 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, Purple, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by slugs.
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