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Agastache 'Black Adder'

Object Details

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Smithsonian Gardens Display Collection
On Display
Anacostia Community Museum
Accession Number
2021-0490A
Description
This is a densely flowered giant hyssop cultivar with a long flowering season. Once established, it resists drought well. It can live up to six years in good conditions.
Hardiness
-10 - 30 F
Attracts
Bees, birds, butterflies
Bloom Time
June-September
Parentage
Agastache rugosum x Agastache foeniculum
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Display Gardens
Living Collections
Range
cultivated
Life Form
Herbaceous perennial
Bloom Characteristics
Inflorescences are 6-8" (15-20 cm) long with false-whorls of tubular, two lipped, light purple flowers that bloom from nearly black buds.
Foliage Characteristics
Lance to ovate shaped leaves are green and smell of licorice when crushed.
Plant Size
2-3' high by 1-1.5' wide (.6-1 m x .3-.45 m)
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Giant hyssop cultivar
Hummingbird's mint cultivar
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Asteranae
Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Agastache
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax726e4624c-7c67-4079-8a85-7ab96223143a
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2021-0490A
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