Agastache nepetoides (L.) Kuntze

Yellow Giant Hyssop

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Agastache

Category: Perennial

Zones: 2 to 8

Size: To 6' tall and 3' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Green to yellow flower spikes in summer. Strong stems make it a tall slender species. Arrow-shaped leaves to 5" long, not fragrant. Moist, well-drained soil. Tend to be short-lived.


Published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 511 in 1891.

Basionym Hyssopus nepetoides Lin.

Native to eastern Canada and eastern and central US.


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