Sun Exposure: Part Sun - Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay-Loam
Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 2 feet
Blooms: July, August, September, October
Root: Fibrous, Rhizomatous
Habitat: Open woodlands, Forest edges, Meadows in wooded areas
Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Deer resistant.
Complimentary Plants: Purple Coneflowers, Stiff Goldenrod, New England Aster
Wildlife Value: The flowers are visited by bees including honeybees, bumblebees, & Halictid bees, bee flies, and butterflies. These insects seek nectar, although some of the bees may collect pollen.
Germination Code: C(60), D
Agastache nepetoides - White Hyssop
White Hyssop blooms in late summer with clustered white-yellow flowers in long cylindrical spikes. This is a favorite of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators for the nectar in the long blooming flowers. This species of Agastache prefers growing in rich, open woodlands, so does best with some shade and moisture. While the leaves don’t have a strong smell like other species in the mint family, the bitterness of its leaves make it deer resistant.