Agastache 'Rosie Posie'
Agastache 'Rosie Posie'
Pot Size: 1 Gallon
Height: 22 inches
Spread: 32 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Hummingbird Mint
Exciting hot pink and rose flowers with purple calyxes atop sturdy stems; refreshing licorice scented foliage; an improved, dense mounded habit; tubular flowers attract pollinators to the garden
Rosie Posie Hyssop features airy spikes of lightly-scented hot pink tubular flowers with rose overtones and purple calyces rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Rosie Posie Hyssop is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Rosie Posie Hyssop is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Herb Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Rosie Posie Hyssop will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 32 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 6 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.