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botanical name:
Agastache rugosa 'Golden Jubilee'
Agastache rugosa 'Golden Jubilee' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Anise hyssop, Blue giant hyssop
synonyms:  Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee', Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Anniversary'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: yellow
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Compact clump-perennial perennial with erect stems of aromatic, lance-shaped, bright yellow leaves. Spikes of blue-purple flowers from midsummer to early autumn.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Will normally flower in its first year from seed.

usage:
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.

other notes:
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'.

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