PLANT FEATURES Habitat Reference Planting Palettes
FEATURED SPECIES (above) GIANT YELLOW HYSSOP- Agastache nepetoides Growing from seed-- 1. keep cold (0-5 degrees) and dry until April (in your veggie crisper), 2. mix with slightly moist sand or vermiculite, seal in plastic bag and refrigerate for 1-2 weeks before planting 3. Sow directly outdoors in pots or bare soil OR Scatter seed in your garden before snowfall for a larger and more natural patch of Hyssop.
Easy to care for! Pollinator magnet! Grows very tall very quickly! Interesting shape and great for creating fall interest in your garden!
Yellow Hyssop is an uncommon wildflower, native to the Dundas Valley. It's fast growing life cycle helps it take advantage gaps in the forest, often found along trails, clearings and eroding escarpment slopes. Though their flowers are suble compared to their better known cousin the Anise Hyssop, Yellow hyssop are very attractive to native bees. Like other members of the mint family, Hyssops provide a rich source of nectar and bloom ver a long period. When crushed, their leaves have a pleasant minty-licorice aroma. Under idea growing conditions (occasionally irrigated in semi-shade), these plants can reach over two metres in one year, but are drought tolerant and will typically grow to a height of only one metre. In Autumn, the stems turn bright yellow and their architecture, open form adds interest to any garden late in the season. This plants does need some space (1 square metre at least in ideal conditions), but it is short lived and in not very aggressive.