DESCRIPTION:  Amazing, large and dense spikes of deep burgundy rose from spring through fall; aromatic, licorice scented foliage turns dark in cooler temperatures; a favorite for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds;...
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DESCRIPTION:  Amazing, large and dense spikes of deep burgundy rose from spring through fall; aromatic, licorice scented foliage turns dark in cooler temperatures; a favorite for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds; good mildew tolerance

BOTANICAL NAME: Agastache 'Morello'
OTHER NAMES: Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Hummingbird Mint
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 75 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 50 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun 
FLOWER COLOUR: Burgundy
FLOWERING TIME: Late summer to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Licorice-scented Foliage, Rabbit Resistant

Ornamental Features

Morello Hyssop features airy spikes of lightly-scented rose tubular flowers with burgundy calyces rising above the foliage from late spring to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Morello Hyssop is an open herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Morello Hyssop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Herb Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Morello Hyssop will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. 

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. 

Morello Hyssop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
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