Compact and very floriferous, Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder' (Anise Hyssop) is a short, well-branched perennial with a remarkably long floral display, extending from late spring to fall. Masses of tubular, two-lipped lavender-blue flowers, held in showy spikes, are borne atop a bushy foliage clump of licorice-scented leaves. While 'Little Adder' is half the height of the popular ‘Black Adder’ or ‘Blue Fortune' Agastache cultivars, it is reported to bloom three times more. This dwarf Agastache is perfect to add color and a lovely spiky texture to beds, borders, rock gardens or containers.
- Grows up to 15-18 in. tall (37-45 cm) and 18-22 in. wide (45-55 cm).
- Ideal to add color in the late season garden when many other plants are fading.
- Attracts streams of hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators.
- Easily grown in full sun, in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Good drainage is particularly important. Prefers alkaline soils, but will tolerate poor, acid conditions.
- Drought, dry soil and heat tolerant once established.
- Generally disease and pest free (might occasionally be subject to powdery mildew) and resistant to deer and rabbits.
- Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom.