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Yellow Giant Hyssop (Agastache nepetoides (L.) Kuntze)

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An herbaceous perennial of the mint family, with long spikes of not particularly showy flowers. Native across a fairly narrow band of central to eastern North America; common in some areas and scattered to local in others.

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Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


Prefers light to medium shade, rich soils, and average to moist conditions.

Rich deciduous woodlands, especially borders and gaps in such woodlands. This species benefits from human alteration of the environment, creating more habitat for it where roads and power lines cut through forests. This species may benefit from deer overpopulation as its foliage is unpalatable to deer.


Occasionally cultivated in gardens, particularly native plant gardens, but less frequently planted than other Agastache species. Thrives in a suburban garden environment, and valued for being easy to grow and resisting browsing by deer.

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