Agastache – Rose Mint (Hyssop)
Agastache are often referred to as Giant Hyssop. With fragrant aromatic leaves this natural looking plant will help feed and are loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects alike – they seem irresistible to them. The flowers are very pretty and are produced in abundance, from late spring to summer.We grow 5 varieties(!) and are very relieved that they are now looked upon as a worthwhile perennial. As they are a member of the mint family they do not like the wet and prefer a dry patch. We bring our stock in to keep dry rather then warm – they behave much better when planted in the ground.
By the way – slugs don’t like the taste of any Agastache!
This variety has a smaller leaf which is grey/green. The flowers are not as tightly packed on the flower spike and the whole plant has a more relaxed appearance. Rose Mint is more compact and only reaches 24 inches. Loves Sun, heat and a dry area.