Anise Hyssop (Agastache 'Black Adder') in the Anise Hyssops Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fragrant
Other: Black licorice (anise) when crushed
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Bottlebrush-like
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Light violet-blue with dark purple bracts
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season. To frost.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sterile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2014 Great Plant Picks award winner
Parentage: Agastache rugosum x Agastache foeniculum

Black adder blooms for more than 2 months

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 15, 2013 11:00 PM

I love Agastache 'Black Adder'! I love to see the Butterflies, Bees and/or Hummingbirds on it, getting nectar from it. I have at least three plants in my front yard flowerbed and I am getting two more to plant there.

It is a beautiful and colorful Agastache! Easy to grow if you have excellent drainage and sun. Other than that, it is undemanding and happy.

It warms my heart to see them on it!

Another wonderful Agastache! Can't have too many of them in my yard!

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chelle On April 9, 2015 Obtained plant
Replacement plant. Previous plants perished winter of 2013/14.
piksihk On March 14, 2016 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On August 4, 2014 Bloomed
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flaflwrgrl On October 7, 2015 Obtained plant
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