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Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' (anise hyssop) Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' (anise hyssop)
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Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' PP26514

anise hyssop



Three times the blooms of ‘Black Adder’ for three times the flower power
This mint family member is an outstanding source of nectar for bees and butterflies
Half the height of ‘Black Adder’ or 'Blue Fortune,' with better branching
Great show at retail and in the garden for better sell-through and repeat sales

A new and distinct cultivar from Darwin Perennials that is characterized by its medium violet-purple flowers, dark green foliage, and moderately vigorous, upright-mounded growth habit. In side-by-side comparisons with its cousin, Agastache ‘Black Adder’, A. ‘Little Adder’ sits a little lower in the perennial border and exhibited a better-branched habit.

The bonus of ‘Little Adder’ is the abundance of blooms—with three times the blooms of ‘Black Adder’ for three times the flower power—it’s safe to say pollinators will be very happy with the addition of this little gem in the landscape.


Height

15-18 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun and average to dry soils with average to good drainage. Cut back foliage in late winter or early spring.

Good Substitutions

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

Key Characteristics & Attributes

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

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Attributes
Edible
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative