Hyssop: Yellow Giant (Agastache nepetoides)
Native Range: Southern Canada to southeastern United States
Grown as: Perennial.
Maturity (Blooms): July to September
Hardiness: Hardy. Hyssop is very hardy and can withstand hard frost.
Crops: Spring Transplant
Growing Season: Short, Long
Growing Conditions: Cold, Cool, Warm. Hyssop prefers moderate water, but is drought tolerant once established.
Outdoor Growing Temp: 55°F - 85°F.
Min Outdoor Soil Temp: 60°F. There's no advantage to starting your seeds in cold soil, so wait until it's warmed up a little, to at least 60˚ F.
Start Indoors?: Yes.
Start Outdoors: No.
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade. Min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm). Hyssop prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade, as well.
Water: Dry to medium. Hyssop prefers moderate water, but is drought tolerant once established.
Feeder: Light. These plants grow best in rich soil, but almost any soil will do.
Suitability: Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost.
Small Gardens?: Yes.
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Yes. Attracts many bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies
Containers?: Yes. Often grown in containers, massed in perennial borders, or trimmed to form a low hedge in sunny formal gardens, knot gardens or along walkways.
Sow Depth: On soil surface.
USDA Zone: 4a-9b.
Produces: square stalks with serrated, slightly hairy green leaves and a dense growth of 8" greenish yellow flower spikes.
Garden Uses: A bold plant that masses well in the perennial border, native wildflower area, woodland or butterfly garden.
Seed Viability in Years: 2-4 years
Germination Percentage: 40%
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