An erect perennial with stiff, toothed leaves and thick stubby flower spikes of bluish purple which have a wonderful spearmint-liquorice scent. Highly attractive to butterflies and bees the flowers will last from summer through to autumn.
Also known as Korean Mint, the leaves are edible and taste of aniseed. Relatively drought tolerant when established. This variety looks great in flower beds, town and city courtryard gardens and in the cottage garden border.
Needs to be situated in full sun and well drained soil. Reaches a height of 90 – 120cm (36 – 48 inches depending the fertility of the soil) and a spread of 30 cm (12 inches). Is good for the vase and makes an excellent dry flower.
(*Alan Titmarsh offers this helpul information into preparing cotainers for plants that need to be well drained. “Place a handful of drainage material (bits of broken clay flowerpot, polystyrene packaging or clean pebbles or gravel) in the base. Fill the tub with good-quality multi-purpose compost, leaving a gap of an inch at the rim of the pot to allow for watering later. “)
Hardy Perennial Plants grown outdoors that can be planted out in the garden at any time (avoid days when the ground is frozen though). Each plant is individually checked by me personally and sent guaranteed to arrive with you in perfect conditions. You are dealing with a small business where quality is considered to be of the highest importance.
Important information about this plant:
- Aspect: South-facing, West-facing, East Facing
- Plant Habit: Bushy, Upright and Flowering
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Common Name: Giant Hyssop
- Species: Lamiaceae
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Season of Interest: Summer through to Autumn
- Soil Type: Sand, Chalk, Loam, Clay
- Hardiness Rating (RHS): H5 (-15 to -10°c)
- Grown in: United Kingdom