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Giant Hyssop, Giant Hummingbirds Mint
Agastache barberi, commonly known as giant hyssop or giant hummingbirds
mint, is now a synonym for the new accepted name Agastache
pallida var. pallida. This woody based, erect, bushy perennial
has aromatic, ovate leaves and bears loose spikes of rose to magenta
blooms from midsummer to late fall.
The growing requirements are a fertile well drained soil in full sun
or partial shade. Under these conditions, this species can be
expected to aatain a height of 24" (60cm0 and a width of 12" (30cm).
A. barberi can be found in nature in the Southern U.S. and Northern
Mexico. It is rated for hardiness in USDA Zones 6-10.
Due to its compactr size this plant does well in a mixed border,
perennial border, or herb garden. It is very attractive to both
butterflies and hummingbirds.
Agastache barberi Cultivars & Hybrids
Agastache barberi 'Tutti Fruitti',
an A. barberi x A. mexicana 'Toronjil Morado' cross is an erect
bushy perennial with ovate, toothed, aromatic gray-green leaves. It
bears loose spikes 12" (20cm) in length containing tubular red-
raspberry blooms from mid-summer to late autumn. It requires a fertile
well drained soil and full sun to attain an average height of
2'-6' (0.6m-2.0m) and a width of 12"-36" (30-90cm). It's hardiness
rating is USDA Zones 6-10.
Places for this plant to be utilized would be along the back of a sunny
border or in a cottage garden since its long blooming period will outlast
most other plants.
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© BOTRESEARCH USA 1998-2012