Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Agastache scrophulariaefolia - Purple Giant Hyssop

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of Purple Giant Hyssop visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
Agastache scrophulariaefolia
Agastache scrophulariaefolia


Cultivation Information



Height
-
6 ft - Mine in 2012 were 4 ft high
Flower Color
- Purple - light purple not deep like Coneflowers
Blooms - July - October
Sun - Sun/Part Sun

Hardy Zone -


Family - Lamiaceae


Purple Giant Hyssop
This bee is so excited he can't stay in one place

Propagation Notes

 

Stratifying Seeds


Seeds placed in Cold Moist Storage   

Fall 2012 - Seeds Collected at Nodding Onion Gardens 

Supplies Needed For Seed Stratification -

1. Zip lock plastic bag

2. Few table spoons of Vermiculite

3. Dampened vermiculite - not soggy

4. Store in refrigerator for 60 days

 Purple Giant Hyssop
Purple Giant Hyssop

Wildlife Significance

 Pollinator Specialist -The small sweat bee, Dufourea monardae relies on this specific plant for nourishment


PollinationBy Bumblebees, honeybees and other long-tongues bees


Nectar For Butterflies - Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Monarchs and sulphurs


Visited by -Humming birds and butterflies, Green Metallic bees and bee flies


Deer - Avoid this plant


The Xerces Societies Guide to Attracting Native Pollinators - One of the top 37 wildflowers recommended for attracting native pollinators


For detailed information on Purple Giant Hyssop visit the
Illinois Wildflower site
Purple Giant Hyssop
Purple Giant Hyssop in the fall
Plants Provenance - Everwilde Farms, WI 2012 - Nodding Onion Gardens 2013 - present