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'Red Happiness' Giant Hyssop Agastache 'Red Happiness'

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ah-GAH-sta-kee
Description

'Red Happiness' Giant Hyssop is a hybrid cultivar with red flowers in the mint family. It grows 1-2.5 feet tall and nearly as wide. This plant adds an airiness to the garden with fine foliage and spikes of tubular red flowers. The bloom time is from late spring to frost and the minty scent is a pollinator magnet.

Plant in lean to average, loamy garden soils as long as the drainage is good. Good drainage is essential for this as wet winter feet in poorly drained soils will do this plant in.

Use 'Red Happiness' near the front of the perennial border in native/pollinator gardens. Raised beds work great to provide good drainage. They can also be grown in containers placed on the patio so you can enjoy the hummingbirds and pollinators that visit it.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agastache
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Spikes of tubular red flowers spring to fall
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped fragrant green leaves are 1.75 inches long to 1.25 inches wide with dentate to entire margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
    Stem Description:
    Square green stem
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits