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Black Adder Giant Hyssop

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$34.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 6 - 9

There is so much going for the Black Adder Giant Hyssop that it is hard to know where to start. Also known as Agastache 'Black Adder', this giant hyssop produces tall red-violet flower spikes from June until the fall. Furthermore, aromatic foliage that smells of aniseed accompanies the almost-black buds before they bloom. Black Adder grows to around 2 to 3 feet tall and provides interest for months. 

A serious pollinator magnet, the Black Adder Giant Hyssop is perfect for drawing in wildlife. It is deer resistant and suited to growing in zones 6 to 9. This perennial is perfect for a variety of garden uses, including dry gardens, wildlife areas, cottage schemes and mixed borders. Black Adder is drought and heat tolerant once established. 

Black Adder Giant Hyssop Care

The Black Adder Giant Hyssop requires full sun to thrive. It can cope with most soil types and pH levels as long as the drainage is good. Water for the first season to help it establish. Thereafter, Black Adder can tolerate dry spells and does not need much supplemental water. Fertilization is not generally required. However, to give it a boost, you can mulch it in the spring with a layer of organic matter. 

Cut back spent flower stems to just above ground level in early spring. As winter approaches, you can shorten the stems to prevent potential wind damage. 

Black Adder Giant Hyssop Spacing

Over time, the Black Adder Giant Hyssop can grow to 2 to 3 feet tall by 1 to 2 feet wide. A spacing of 18 to 24 inches is suitable when planting out in a group.

Black Adder Giant Hyssop Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Clumping, Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple, Red
Flower Description: Purple and Red Shades
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description: Blue and Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Sensory Gardens, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Brand:
Common Name: Black Adder Giant Hyssop
Other Name(s): Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint, Anise Hyssop
Scientific Name: Agastache 'Black Adder'
SKU:
1231020693-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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