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Golden Jubilee or Golden Anise Hyssop

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Golden Jubilee or Golden Anise Hyssop

Agastache called Golden Jubilee or Golden Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). It has green-gold leaves, one of the few that do, and upright branches that end in a great lavender, thistle-like flowerI. It should stay under 3 feet in an upright, compact clump, and bloom from Summer (June) until Fall (October or first frost). It is good for a xeriscape garden but light to moderate watering will give the best color.

It also isn’t picky about soil. It is loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. If you let the late flowers go to seed, the finches will love you for the tasty treat you provided. This Agastache is also edible. It can make a very aromatic tea or be used in salad. Chinese herbalists believe it is useful for heart conditions.