Licorice Mint Hyssop
Highly drought tolerant, Licorice Mint Hyssop brings a delicate blue-green texture and hummingbirds to the sunny, dry garden border. Dusty orange blooms on lavender calyxes emerge in spring, and the show continues through mid-fall. Native to the Southwest US and Mexico, agastache rupestris requires sun and sharp drainage to thrive.
This is one of several sun perennials I picked up at Dennis’ 7 Dees on a trip back from Oregon – very much a ‘this looks cool, I’ll buy it, then figure out where to plant it’ shopping spree. I think this is one of the 7 sun plants I brought back. I’m dubious about whether the creek area will provide enough sun for hyssop, and if it gets too leggy, I will move it.
A final note, the plant tag gave the common name ‘Anise Hyssop’ for which a Google search returns Agastache foeniculum. This is why we defer to botanical names for accurate identification!
07/2023: Planted 1, one-gallon in Doug fir area between Goshiki Osmanthus and Mountain Hemlocks