Orange cosmos, catnip and agastache (lavender hyssop) line the fence near the main vegetable garden.

Agastache is an easy to grow perennial herb. Agastache has all of the qualities I look for in a perennial: low maintenance, drought tolerant and loved by butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinaters like the bumble bee. It's especially pretty to see the orange sulfur butterfly feeding on the purple flowers.

A prolific bloomer: agastache's tubular, spikey flower heads bloom from July to September. Height is between 1' to 3'.

Zone 5 Rating: Superb!


  1. This is wonderful!! We are in 4b but our PM keeps trying to push it a bit. She is planning a new herb garden and wants to try agastache. A beautiful plant.

    We can't wait to get out there in the dirt!!!!!

    Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

  2. I love a good roll in the dirt ;) Agastache is an easy and cheery plant to grow. The one mistake my PM made was planting it so close to my beloved catmint. When sprouting, the two plants look very similiar. She thought she was digging out catmint when in fact it was agastache. She waits until they get a little bigger now before tidying up the bed.