Saturday, July 11, 2009

Giant-Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)




Every summer the Bumblebees go crazy for my Russian Sage Giant-Hyssop and I love to just watch them buzz from flower to flower...




9 comments:

Jo said...

Great picture of the bee in flight.

Tatyana said...

I don't know what is more beautiful - the flower or the bee!

mrbrownthumb said...

Does the foliage on Russian Sage smell like black licorice when you break it?

Christopher Paquette said...

Wow! Yes it does! I never knew that...

mrbrownthumb said...

Cool,

I asked because it looks a lot like a plant that grows in my garden but I have no ID for, other than it smells like black licorice.

Now I know what the heck I have.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

My plant that looks like yours, and smells like licorace, is Giant Hyssop--(Agastache) and I just love them...I've got at least 6 of them spread around my gardens. I wish I could eat them, that's how good they smell to me...and they bring the bees in who of course, we need to keep alive!

mrbrownthumb said...

I just came in from the garden where I was fondling my plant to get the smell of the foliage and then it hit me,"that plant on metro farming isn't Russian Sage." But I see Jan has already been here to correct the record.

:0)

I don't think mine is a Giant Hyssop because it is smaller-looking than the Google pics but probably some other variety of the same plant.

Cheers.

Christopher Paquette said...

hmmm... I've been calling this Russian Sage for years.. I will do some investigating and try to get a confirmed ID.

Christopher Paquette said...

Giant-Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Thanks for the corrections!!