Mint Family (Lamiaceae)
Texas hummingbird mint, Bubblegum mint Hyssop, Double bubblemint, Wild hyssop, Mosquito plant, Mexican hyssop, Licorice mint
Hummingbird mint (Agastache cana).
Butterfly and hummingbird feeding on hummingbird mint (unknown cultivar)
- Long lived perennial native to the southwestern United States
- Adapted to USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 7 but may persist in Zone 4 if planted in warmer microclimates
- Many other agastache species can be used as water wise landscape plants
- Grows to about 2 to 3 feet tall and wide
- Pink to raspberry colored tubular shaped flowers
- Blooms from mid-summer through fall until frost
- Tolerates dry native soils with no additional fertilizer
- Deer and rabbit resistant
Hyssops are a popular choice for the warm and dry regions of the western U.S. Many cultivars are available that will do well in southern states and warmer regions of the mid west.