Agastache cana

Agastache cana

Hyssop

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Agastache cana
  • Common name: Hyssop
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 70cm

Spread: 40cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Also known as the hummingbird plant or the mosquito plant, Agastache canna is native to southern USA. It's attractive to pollinators and bears pretty spikes of pink tubular flowers, in contrast with fresh green foliage which smells of mint when crushed. It's well suited to growing in a mixed herbaceous border and can also be grown as part of a summer container display.

Grow Agastache canna in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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