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NC Native Plant Society:
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Agastache scrophulariifolia

Purple Giant Hyssop

Scientific Name:

Agastache scrophulariifolia

Genus:

Agastache

Species Epithet:

scrophulariifolia

Common Name:

Purple Giant Hyssop

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich woodlands and forests, bottomlands. Uncommon in NC mountains, rare in piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Go Botany: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/agastache/scrophulariifolia/

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php



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