This tall forb has very light purple flowers and is a haven for pollinators.
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 4-7 feet
Bloom Color: Pink
Blooms Time: July – October
Suggested Uses: Purple Giant Hyssops are very tall flowering plants with delicate light pink flowers on a sturdy spike. Purple Giant Hyssops are very attractive to butterflies, beneficial insects, especially bees, and birds. They make nice cut flowers as well. Great pollinator plant!
Range: U.S.: Native range scattered throughout the Midwest and New England. Minnesota: Native to southeastern Minnesota.
Pollinators: High-value nectar source for adult Monarch Butterflies and bees, including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee.
Flowers: They bloom in a long thin spike with several rings of tiny flowers.
Leaves: The 2-3″ leaves grow in pairs on a square stem and are downy underneath.
Other Names: Figwort, Giant Hyssop
More Information: USDA plant profile