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Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder'

Anise hyssop

Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' boasts showy, long-lasting spikes above a large bushy mound of fragrant licorice-scented leaves. This compact variety has violet blooms, providing ample flower power late spring through early fall. Excellent for cutting and in mixed containers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and adds late-season color when other plants are fading. Flowers are edible, and make an interesting addition to salads, or used as a garnish. 

Additional:

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar)--Cabbage White, Hairstreaks, Monarch, Peck’s Skipper, Sachem, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spring and Summer Azure

Anise hyssop Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in full sun in normal or sandy soil. The flowers are edible!

Height:

15-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Attributes
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Container
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
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Willowleaf Sunflower Willowleaf Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius 'Autumn Gold')
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Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum takesimensis 'Phedimus')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Red')
Meadow Sage Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Rose Marvel')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum, Mixed )
Tall Bearded Iris Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Beverly Sills')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum rupestre 'Angelina')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea taygetea 'Moonshine')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire')
Ornamental Onion Ornamental Onion (Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty')
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