Giant Hyssop (Agastache 'Raspberry Summer') in the Anise Hyssops Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 30 - 32 inches
Plant Spread: 20 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Spicy licorice scent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Dark raspberry pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season. Needs excellent drainage to overwinter. Easy to grow as long as it has full sun and good drainage.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Good self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP20,371 (2009); EU27475
Parentage: Pink Pop x Agastache cana
Child plants: one child plant

Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. www.terranovanurseries.c

Agastache in the GardenAgastache in the Garden
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This plant lends itself to many garden compositions.

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Date: 2010-02-09Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. www.terranovanurseries.c
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Location: Grantville, GeorgiaDate: 05/2013
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2010-07-09Closeup. #Pollination
By Marilyn
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-09-29Great deep color.
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-07-24Growing it in a container on our sunny patio. Taken in the evenin
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2010-07-09#Pollination
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2009-07-19Raspberry Summer is one of my favorites!
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jun 18, 2012 9:35 PM

One of my very favorites of Agastaches to grow!

It starts blooming earlier than some of the others and it stays blooming throughout the season! It's a beautiful raspberry color and I've been growing it since it was introduced a few years ago. I even buy more of 'Raspberry Summer' each year, since I love it so much! I always look forward to it blooming each year.

It was introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries.

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