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nettle-leaf giant hyssop

Agastache urticifolia

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med
full sun - part shade
upright
12 - 36"
light pink
summer

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

Typical mint foliage
Typical mint foliage

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

This plant is growing in a draw on an otherwise dry and sunny slope
This plant is growing in a draw on an otherwise dry and sunny slope

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Butterfly magnet
Butterfly magnet

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Typical mint foliage
Typical mint foliage

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Nettle-leaf giant hyssop (or horsemint) is an upright non-spreading perennial in the mint family. It’s a versatile plant, tolerating well-drained or wet soils. In our area, this plant is often found growing along creeks, but some populations inhabit shallow draws on high and dry hillsides. Light pink flowers with darker bracts attract bumblebees and swallowtails. Clipping old flower heads will encourage a second bloom, and leaving some seed heads will ensure a stable future population.