Agastache Black Adder
A long-blooming selection for the middle to back of the border, featuring long wands of dark purple bracts that hold soft smoky-lavender blooms. Foliage is dark green and licorice-scented. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
Flowers are excellent for cutting. Pinch in June to keep plants compact if desired. Easily divided in the spring.
Height and spread: 90 to 120 cm Height, 45 to 60 cm Spread
Common name: Hyssop
Position in the garden: Full sun.
Soil type: Any well drained soil.
Flowering period: Mid to late summer.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Goes well with:
Flowers: Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ (Russian sage), Salvia Nemorosa ‘Cardonna’ (meadow sage), Echineacea (coneflower)
Grasses: Stipa tenuissima (feather grass)
Care of Agastache Black Adder:
Spent flower stems provide interest in the winter months so avoid cutting back until early spring. Clumps can divided in spring before new growth begins.
Pollen and nectar source for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butterflies.