Giant Hyssop
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Al Roffey
Posted on: August 20, 2005

Is the Giant Hyssop a native? I have read conflicting statments. What is the scientific name of it? Do you carry it if it is a native?

There are several species of Agastache that are known as "giant hyssop". The best known one is what we call "anise hyssop", or Agastache foeniculum with strongly licorice-scented leaves and showy blue-purple flowerspikes appearing starting in July. It is a hardy perennial native to Ontario and Illinois across the continent to eastern Washington and British Columbia.

We carry anise-hyssop; please see: http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X1145

We also have a white-flowering form: http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X1145-900

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