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As a comment about Anise Hyssop (Agastache 'Big Bazooka'), Marilyn wrote:

Agastache 'Big Bazooka' is a big plant. Bright pink, like Bazooka gum pink, from which it gets its name. It has bubblegum-scented foliage. Needs a well-draining soil. Beautiful flowers.

Aug 6, 2016 4:52 PM CST
I have noticed that there are so many kinds of "agastache," on sale in nurseries and catalogs. I have yet to find the one I really want which I had but did not survive a hard winter... it was large -- very long slender stalks packed full of a pinky-salmon colored flower that smelled SO SO SO good, from a distance even, and it bloomed nonstop enthusiastically from spring through the end of summer and into fall. I note that the ones I have bought so far never get this big or hardy, they are smaller and bushier and seem to have more leaves, less flowers. I am assuming the one I had must have been this huge hyssop because it appears closest... other ideas? I live in E. WA, which is like zone 6.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Aug 8, 2016 1:32 AM CST

Welcome! Happy you're here! Welcome! Welcome!

I've haven't grown Agastache 'Big Bazooka' before.

It sounds like the pinky-salmon one that smells so good must be Threadleaf Giant Hyssop (Agastache rupestris)

Threadleaf Giant Hyssop (Agastache rupestris)

Hardy to zone 4a and a favorite of mine and others. Very dependable every year. Take a look at the photos in the link. Its one of the taller (and older) varieties.

Here's our database on Agastaches, if you want to look at them.

High Country Gardens introduces their own and sells Agastaches. http://www.highcountrygardens.... I've gotten a lot of my Agastaches there. They usually have a little more to offer in the Spring than what they have now.

To aid in winter hardiness....Don't cut back the old stems until you see new growth in the Spring. I wait until mid to late Spring before I cut back, in case we get a unexpected late frost/freeze. Agastaches prefer gravel mulches.

The newer and shorter Agastaches don't seem to grow, as well as, the older varieties for me. If I get those, I pot them up in a container for the Summer. I've grown Agastaches in containers for years, as well as, in the ground. Agastache rupestris is a great one for both types of growing.
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