Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Purple Giant Hyssop (Agastache scrophulariifolia)
    Mint Family

    Purple Giant Hyssop is a particularly long blooming nectar plant that is a worthy addition to pollinator gardens and meadows. Flowers are pale purple spikes born atop deeply branched stalks with bright green fragrant leaves. Although a member of the mint family, this is not as aggressive as many of its close relatives. It is not picky about soil, but does prefer full sun. It can be cut in half in early summer if denser, sturdier plants are desired.

    Blooms: Purple, 6-8 weeks, Jul-Sep
    Leaves: Bright green, fragrant
    Height: 4-6’
    Space: 18-24”
    Soil: Average-Dry-Moist
    Exposure:  Full sun-Part sun
    Fauna: High pollinator value, attracts most types of pollinators, host plant to several moths, seeds for birds
    Seeds: Numerous, small, shiny brown seeds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-8
    Native Status: NC native, uncommon in the Mountains, rare in the Piedmont
    Provenance: VA, seed grown