General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 14-21
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow. Do not cover.
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Good self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 2003 National
Other: 2002 Fleuroselect Award; 2006 Oklahoma Proven! plant selection

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Golden Jubilee'.

Common names
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Mexican Hyssop
  • Licorice Mint
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Agastache foeniculum
  • Synonym: Lophanthus rugosus
  • Synonym: Agastache anethiodora
  • Synonym: Lophanthus anisatus

'Golden Jubilee' was a featured
Plant of the Day for May 6, 2019.
Photo Gallery
Location: Coastal WA 9A
Date: 2023-04-19
Location: Oregon
Date: summer 2011
Photo by Hamwild
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-10-08
Photo by Hamwild

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Photo by molanic
Location: home garden VA
Date: 2023-04-30
Agastache Golden Jubilee
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-07-19 at 3:55 pm
Growing with 3 other Agastaches and a Salvia.
Location: East border
Date: 2011-08-01
Butterflies and bees are all over it
Location: Beavercreek, OR
Photo courtesy of Truls Jensen and Emma Elliott of Wild Ginger Fa
Location: My Garden, Anchorage, Alaska
Date: 2015-08-07
Grown from seed indoors spring 2015
Location: Brainer's Greenhouse, Wixom, MI
Date: 2011-07-09
Photo by Hamwild
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-28 at 2:47 pm
Closer look at the flowers starting to go to seed. Left side of p
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-28 at 2:47 pm
Growing on the left side 'Blue Fortune', it's now going to seed.
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: East border
Date: August
Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 06/03/17
Photo by Hamwild
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Santa Cruz mountains, CA
A good pollinator plant.

Date: 2012-08-17

Date: 2013-08-04
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-03-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-01-11
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2016-06-29
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2016-06-29
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-10-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-19
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2013-07-18
Photo by MrsBinWY
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-27
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-24
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2015-08-08
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-07-18
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-07-18
My GJ faithfully blooming.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-08-05

Date: 2013-08-14

Date: 2013-08-14

Date: 2013-08-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-10
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2016-06-29
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-05-10
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2016-06-29
Location: Brainer's Greenhouse, Wixom, MI
Date: 2011-07-09
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-06-28

Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds
Photo by Skiekitty
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-03-02
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: May 8, 2010 9:09 PM
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-01 at 1:12 pm
Growing next to other Agastaches and a Salvia.  Winds and rains h
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-08-02 at 6:33 pm
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Garden -Zone 5b
Date: 2012-04-02
Spring leaves and contrast effects.

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-06-26
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2013-07-12
Location: Denver Metro, CO
Date: 2012-04-04
Closeup of brand new leaves popping up through the snow.  This is
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-07-03
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-23 at 6:11 pm
Growing next to Agastache 'Blue Fortune'.  The spot I had it in d

Date: 2012-08-17

Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014
Location: Maryland

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2014 12:58 PM concerning plant:
    Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' is a pollinator magnet and valuable source of nectar. It is visited by Skippers, Fritillaries, and other butterflies.

    It has special value to native, bumble, and honey bees, especially longhorned, bumble, small resin, and leafcutter bees. It also attracts beneficial insects such as bee flies and soldier beetles.

    It is visited occasionally by hummingbirds.
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jul 18, 2013 3:39 PM concerning plant:
    Bought this plant about 5 years ago and planted it in an area that gets morning/noon sun. It was an absolutely beautiful golden color the first year. The following year, and every year thereafter, the leaves were the dark color seen in my photos. Not at all golden. Blooms the same color as always, however. Tolerates poor soil and my zone 5 winter well.
  • Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 28, 2014 1:18 PM concerning plant:
    I have had 'Golden Jubilee' since I started gardening in 2005. I have heard that for some the leaves lose their golden glow and turn to green. This has never happened for me, but I have seen it in other yards. Perhaps it is due to the amount of sun it gets.

    I do absolutely nothing to my 'Golden Jubilee' (no supplemental watering, no fertilizing, no dead heading) other than pull out the millions of seedlings it produces. No matter, they are very easy to pull out. The birds move the seeds all over my yard. Sometimes it is amusing to see where seedlings emerge. Some seasons I let the new plants take hold. Sometimes I clean house, except for my original stand.

    I was surprised to see hummingbirds feeding on the blooms. Mostly mine are swarmed with bees of one sort or another.
  • Posted by 4susiesjoy (Leonard, Minnesota - Zone 3b) on Apr 19, 2013 8:07 PM concerning plant:
    This plant doesn't live over in my zone 3 garden but does seed itself and bloom the first year from that seeding.
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 3:58 AM concerning plant:
    Contrary to the information in an earlier comment, this plant keeps its golden foliage and does not usually revert to dark green. Sounds like a fluke. I've had mine for 3 years and it always comes back golden. Dried leaves have a slight licorice flavor. Makes great herbal tea mixtures. Try it with chamomile.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 10, 2013 6:30 AM concerning plant:
    An interesting bit of this plant's history is that the plant was named 'Golden Jubilee' to commemorate the 50 year reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Posted by mom2goldens (Carmel, IN - Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2014 6:36 PM concerning plant:
    This is the second year for this plant in my garden. I have it in full sun, but this year our summer was very cool/rainy until recently. The foliage did not do well under these conditions--a lot of brown/mottled spots on the leaves. The bloom was OK, but the color was not as vibrant as I expected.

    Will want to wait another year to see how it does under different growing conditions.
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 13, 2018 7:42 PM concerning plant:
    I got seeds in Jan. 2017 seed swap here from MrsBinWY. Planted in Feb. 2018 here in south Louisiana zone 9 & enjoyed them all Summer. I collected a lot of seeds but many fell. About May 15th I saw volunteers coming up all in that area. It's June 13, 2018 and they are now 6 inch plants. I'm very happy for these free beauties.
  • Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2015 9:03 AM concerning plant:
    I planted these near green Agastache foeniculum for the contrast. At first I wasn't sure that was a good idea, but as it grew, there was a definite difference in coloring. With the echoing shapes and bloom colors, it was a nice effect. It bloomed first year from winter sowing here. And of course as with all agastaches, I love the mint-like herbal scent. The little ones love to pull leaves off to chew; they call it "gum."
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Dec 2, 2011 11:23 PM concerning plant:
    I love the color of the leaves of Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'. It's worth growing just for the color of the leaves. When I first planted it, I was surprised at how many new seedlings it made, so now I plant it and just cut the flowers as they bloom and/or cut them off before they go to seed.

    I love all Agastaches and have grown and grow many of them, I just find that this variety self seeds everywhere.
Plant Events from our members
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lovesblooms On March 13, 2015 Plant emerged
returned from 2014 seed-grown plant, winter sown
MrsBinWY On May 10, 2019 Potted up
MrsBinWY On February 22, 2019 Seeds germinated
22 up
MrsBinWY On February 16, 2019 Seeds sown
germination test for Seed Library back stock: 25 seeds (2017G) in milk jug @ room temp
piksihk On June 8, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On May 20, 2017 Seeds germinated
2007 seeds
antsinmypants On July 22, 2022 Bloomed
antsinmypants On April 23, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On April 12, 2021 Seeds sown
In plug tray 1 row 1 in unheated greenhouse.
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