Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee' - flowers

Agastache foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’    
(ag-ah-STAK-ee  foe-NIK-yew-lum)
Family: Lamiaceae

Common name: golden anise hyssop
Zone: 5 – 9
Height: 24-36 in (60-90cm) Spread: 18-24 in (45-60cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade
Soil: average; well-draining
Water: moderate    

Description: An herbaceous perennial with an upright, clump-forming habit. Oval, closely-toothed, golden leaves are slightly hairy on their underside. Short spikes of lavender-purple flowers appear from mid-summer through to early autumn. Small seeds are black.

 

Special Notes: Very first golden-leaved agastache bred by K. Sahin Zaden in Holland. Named in honour of Queen Elizabeth celebrating her 50th year reign – her Golden Jubilee. Leaves have a pleasing anise scent when rubbed. Great for tea. Seeds may be used in baking. Perfect dried flower. Attracts bees and butterflies. Relatively few pests and disease problems but watch for powdery mildew. Propagate by seed, by cuttings in early spring or in summer, or by division in early spring or autumn. Will self-sow.

 

Posted on April 28, 2013