Giant Hyssop (Agastache 'Summer Breeze') 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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 - 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 - 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: In hot weather, peach, champagne, and soft pink are its colors, while in cooler months the flowers darken to pale copper and medium rose.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
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: 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


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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Sep 20, 2013 6:10 PM

Agastache 'Summer Breeze' is gorgeous, colorful, long blooming, and stunning! This year is the first time I've grown it and I love it! The hummingbirds all love it too!

I planted it in a container tub along with 2 plants of hardy Agastache 'Black Adder' and the 3 plants look great together! They are growing on our driveway that gets fun sun. It's a joy to see when I walk out of the garage or pull up in the SUV!

I'm hoping Summer Breeze overwinters, but if not, I'll get it again next year and plant it into the ground and still hope for it to be hardy here.

I hope to get some good pics of it this weekend to post.

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