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Agastache 'Black Adder' (hyssop)

Agastache 'Black Adder'

hyssop

The second fantastic Agastache given to us by Coen Jansen, 'Black Adder' boasts numerous bottlebrush flowers of vivid blue from mid summer to frost on a compact, rounded plant. It has been hardy for us in the ground and in containers and has proven to be a reliable production plant as well. An early pinch keeps it more compact in pots.

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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Spacing

12-15 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-10

Agastache 'Black Adder' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun and average to dry soils with average to good drainage. Definitely more tolerant of winter wetness than its pink cousins, but it may still succumb to wet clay soils in the winter.

Good Substitutions

anise hyssop Agastache foeniculum
Hyssop Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'
hyssop Agastache 'Blue Boa'
hyssop Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbird-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Dry
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Attributes
Edible
Propagation Type
Vegetative