Agastache rugosa (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Kuntze

Wrinkled Giant Hyssop, Chinese Giant Hyssop, Korean Mint

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Agastache

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: To 4' tall and 3' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Green spikes with purple flowers in summer to autumn. Bushy perennial with mint and licorice scented leaves. Moist, well-drained soil. Tend to be short-lived. Attractive to butterflies (Oudolf).


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

Basionym Lophanthus rugosa Fisch. & C.A.Mey.

Native to Korea, Russia, China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.


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