Agastache astromontana 'Pink Pop'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Hyssop-Anise|
Cute as a button, this super-long blooming perennial will delight you with bouquets of fragrant, lavender pink flower spikes from midsummer through early fall.
Butterflies and hummingbirds find this plant hard to resist! The abundant flowers are presented atop very well-branched stems lined with small, aromatic, grey-green leaves. The plants are very uniform and compact with a terrific upright habit.
This plant is perfect for growing in rock gardens, flower borders, cottage gardens, herb gardens, butterfly gardens, and large containers.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
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How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
This is a great plant for hot, dry, sunny climates. Well-drained soil is a must, especially in the winter. This plant will not tolerate heavy clay soil but grows well in average to light soil with low to medium moisture levels. In the sandy soil of our zone 5b trial garden, this variety has overwintered with flying colors for the past two years. Even so, it's officially listed as a zone 6 perennial so some winter protection might be required in your zone. No serious pest or disease problems have been reported with this plant.
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.