Growing and Saving the Seed Of Hyssop
Latin name Agastache hybrida is a perennial member of the mint family that blooms in the first year. In its first year the blooms will appear in mid-summer, and the next spring it will bloom earlier. Hardy from USDA zones 4-9.
Native to North America. A super pollinator attractor beloved by butterflies and bees. The bright, fragrant flowers make a long-lasting cut flower, too!
- Cut flowers.
- A favorite of pollinators.
- Surface sow seeds and just gently press into soil, as light aids germination.
- Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost and transplant out after last chance of frost has passed, or direct seed outdoors after last frost has passed.
- Ideal germination temperature is 65-70 F.
- Prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade.
- Plants require well-drained soil in order to overwinter as perennials. (They will struggle to survive winter when planted in compacted, boggy soil.
- Space plants 12-14 inches apart.
- Plants are relatively drought tolerant and as long is soil is well drained, and they will not fuss about soil or fertility.
- Typically a pest- and disease-free plant.
- Plants will require well-drained soil in order to survive over the winter. They will not tolerate standing water in winter.
- Seed saving is unreliable from agastache, but it is very easy to take cuttings in either fall or spring.
- In fall, snip cuttings and root, keeping indoors as a house plant and treat as a mother plant for propagation in spring.
- Spring cuttings are even easier; simply take green wood cuttings or woody cuttings to propagate.