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Agastache rugosa 'Golden Jubilee'
common name: Anise hyssop, Blue giant hyssop
synonyms: Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee', Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Anniversary'
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Compact clump-perennial perennial with erect stems of aromatic, lance-shaped, bright yellow leaves. Spikes of blue-purple flowers from midsummer to early autumn.
Well drained, light, fertile soil in full sun or light shade. May need a protected location to overwinter in cold climates, dislikes excessive winter wet.
From seed or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Will normally flower in its first year from seed.
Borders and as a bedding plant in its first year.
Medicinal herb, leaves are used to make a tea for the treatment of fevers, coughs and colds.
The leaves may also be used as a flavouring for soups and sauces.
Good plant for bees.
Bred by K. Sahin Zaden in Holland.
Fleuroselect Quality Award and All-American Selections Gold Medal winner, 2003.
'Golden Jubilee' commemorates the 50-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Now regarded as a rugosa cultivar, but commonly known and sold as Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'.