Giant hyssops

"Agastache" is Greek for "many spikes" - spikes of flowers !
Common name : Giant hyssops
Scientific name : Agastache spp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Agastache is as aromatic flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae. The genus contains 22 species, mainly native to North America. Most species are very upright, 0.5–3 m tall, with stiff, angular stems clothed in toothed-edged, lance shaped leaves. Upright spikes of tubular, two-lipped flowers develop at the stem tips in the summer, usually white, pink, mauve, or purple.

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Caracteristics

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Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 30 - 500
pH 6 - 8

Plant my giant hyssops

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my giant hyssops

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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