General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 20 - 30 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Pale-ghostly melon with dark red calyxes; Creamy orange with rusty red calyces
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Late May through Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Good self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Hyssop

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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 5, 2013 10:35 PM concerning plant:
    Agastache 'Shaniko.....

    Xera Plant named this pale selection after Shaniko, the ghost town in eastern Oregon. Xera Plants introduction 2002.

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