Agastache rugosa ‘Golden Jubilee’
Agastache rugosa ‘Golden Jubilee’ grows in a bushy, upright shape, topped with showy bright lavender flowers that become even deeper purple near the tip.
And it blooms for months, with the flowers brilliantly contrasted by the soft golden glow of the foliage.
A fragrance treat
The delicious scent of fresh liquorice comes from both flowers and foliage.
Thrives in heat & dry
Agastache rugosa ‘Golden Jubilee’ thrives in Hot Sun, or 1/2 Shade.
And will cope with dry soil in either position.
Plus it is frost hardy and water saving.
All in all – ‘Golden Jubilee’ is a tough, easy grower.
Use in the kitchen
Agastache are used for flavouring in cooking, as well as fragrance in the home.
So the leaves are used in herbal teas, and fresh young tips added to salads.
Choose your favourite aroma to add a tang to jams, jellies, cakes and conserves, as well as adding to potpourri bowls and fragrant herbal sachets to scent the home.
Growing: Agastache rugosa ‘Golden Jubilee’
– Height with flowers: Makes an upright bushy clump to 45cm approx.
– Width: 80cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun as well as Partial Shade.
– Soil: Will tolerate a range of soil conditions but must be well drained. Plus it will happily cope with hot, drier positions and soils.
Water: Very low water need, so rated as a water saving plant.
– Fragrance: Fragrant blooms, and aromatic foliage. The whole plant is deliciously scented of liquorice.
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Evergreen bushy perennial clump. Renowned for it’s long flowering season through the hotter months.
– Beneficial for wildlife: Bees and all types of beneficial pollinators just love the nectar rich flowers. Plus the long and continuous blooming period is such a help to them.
– Care: Easy to grow and very little maintenance required for top results. If you wish you can deadhead spent flowers to promote additional blooms even more quickly. But it naturally has a very long and continuous blooming period through the hot months.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Agastache are generally disease and pest free, plus resistant to deer and rabbits as well. Because the chewing pests don’t appreciate the fragrance and flavour as we do.
– Origin: Agastache rugosa is a hardy native of China, Vietnam, Laos, Korea and Japan. The softly glowing golden-lime foliaged version called ‘Golden Jubilee’, is a recently developed garden cultivar.