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Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' PP026514

Anise scented, deep green foliage with showy lavender-blue blooms.

The many selections of Anise-Hyssop now available are terrific additions to the summer border. Flowers are held in showy spikes above a large bushy mound of licorice-scented leaves. This compact variety has lavender-blue blooms, providing ample flower power late spring through early fall. Excellent for cutting and in mixed containers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Flowers are edible, and make an interesting addition to salads, or used as a garnish. Easily divided in spring. Flower petals are edible. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.


Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer, Blooms late spring

Mature Height:

15-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-8 Find your zone


Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-70° F in long days with high light conditions. Water moderately, allowing soil to dry a little in between. Once actively growing feed at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Plants will generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions. Pinch once to increase branching habit. Shear post bloom.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot. Avoid overwatering.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in containers and patio gardens. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate dry spells. Deadheading to prevent self seeding throughout the season is suggested.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.