Yellow Giant Hyssop
Agastache nepetoides

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Species: nepetoides (nep-et-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Derby, Kansas

Midland, Michigan

Frenchtown, New Jersey

New Milford, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Glouster, Ohio

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Pipersville, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 30, 2013, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have been trying to ID this plant for years and just found out what it was. I have at least one wild plant growing in the briers, bushes and weeds along the road frontage. The plant is about 8 feet tall and 3 feet wide ! I will definitely be collecting seeds this year to try to grow more in my gardens. It's a beautiful plant, and if the insects and hummers love it, all the better.

Neutral

On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tall to 7' - Plant 24" apart. z5-10. Equally good in the border, and as a candidate for container growing. The better the drainage the happier the plant. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, with mint scented foliage.