Agastache foeniculum ‘Black Adder’ (giant hyssop) is an excellent pollinator plant, ornamental and herbal. Both flowers and leaves have a delicate anise or licorice flavor, and reminding some of root beer. Blossoms make attractive garnishes and are often used in Chinese-style dishes. Excellent in salads. PRAIRIE NATIVE.
Agastache aurantica ‘Apricot Sprite’ (hummingbird mint) is a fantastic perennial with spicy fragrant foliage and tubular, bicolor blooms that fade from bright orange to cool purple. Heat and drought tolerant, this plant grows to about 24″ and blooms all summer. SOUTHWEST NATIVE.
Agastache ‘Raspberry Summer’ (sunset hyssop) produces spikes of luscious deep raspberry pink grow 30″ high. Blooms early summer to fall and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Fragrant foliage. Heat and drought tolerant after established.
Agastache rugosa ‘Honey Bee Blue’ (purple giant hyssop) is an upright, clump-forming perennial typically growing to 2-3′ tall. Leaves and flowers are aromatic. It is native to moist grasslands, valleys and stream banks in China, Vietnam, Laos, Korea and Japan. Fragrant, tubular, violet-pink flowers bloom summer-to-fall in whorls on erect, terminal, salvia-like spikes 2-4” long. Self-seeds throughout the garden. Flowers are attractive to bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Native to moist grasslands, valleys and stream banks in China, Vietnam, Laos, Korea, and Japan.