Agastache 'Purple Haze'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Hyssop-Anise|
One of the easiest and most rewarding perennials to grow! This new selection of Anise Hyssop produces darker purple flowers than most other hybrids and is very showy in the landscape, especially when planted en masse.
Vibrant violet-purple flowers with deep rose pink calyxes are presented on strong, upright stems from midsummer to early fall. They add a bright spot of color in the landscape late in the season when many other plants are finished blooming.
If you'd like to restrict the height of this tall perennial, pinch back its blue-green foliage in spring before the flower buds are formed.
The leaves smell distinctly like black licorice when cut or crushed, thus its common name, Anise Hyssop.
Origin: Native Cultivar
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Agastache should be planted in full sun and slightly alkaline soil. The most critical factor is good drainage. This plant will NOT tolerate wet soil, especially in winter. When planting, put a thick layer of gravel in the bottom of the hole and then mix more in with the filler soil. Native to the southwest US and Mexico, it is naturally heat and drought tolerant.
Anise Hyssop is edible. The flowers and foliage have a subtle anise or licorice-like flavor to them. Try adding a few leaves or flowers to flavor teas, salads, or desserts.