The Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ (Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache) Full Care Guide


The Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache, otherwise known as the Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ or Giant Hyssop ‘Alabaster’, Giant White Hyssop, Agastache ‘Alabaster’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.

Best known for its low maintenance and fast growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its chartreuse colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.

Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache Care Guide. So let’s dive in.

The fundamental caring guidelines for every Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache can be summed up into the following:

  • Water: The Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache flourishes when you flood the pot once a week and more often during hot seasons.
  • Light: Keep your Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis. 
  • Soil: Make sure to keep the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.

And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee' plants

Scientific / Botanical Aspects

In botanical terms, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache belongs to the Lamiaceae family, the genus Agastache and the species Foeniculum, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ (ah-gas-TAH-kee fen-IK-yoo-lum).

As with other Agastache’s, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year. 

Growing Region

The Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache is a plant native to the North America.

As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.

With this in mind, the Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 5 – 12 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a and the ideal climate zone is between 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

Growth and Size

Growth

In terms of size and growth, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache is a relatively fast grower, which makes things tricky for any plant enthusiast.

Size

But, what size of Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…

The Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ can grow up to 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm). 

These dimensions make the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.

This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 18″ – 24″ (45cm – 60cm) free so the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache can spread to its best extent.

Water

In terms of watering, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.

This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.

Specifically, most experts agree that the Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ flourishes when you flood the pot once a week and more often during hot seasons.

Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water. 

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee' care

Watering

As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive. 

When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times. 

But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache needs or does not need water, every time.

Soil Mix

As mentioned earlier, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache prefers to have soil with good drainage properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.

In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to acid soil.

Light and Exposure

In terms of light & exposure, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions. 

Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.

Specifically, we recommend that you place your Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).

Season

Being a herbaceous plant, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache will die back to the ground every year. 

But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (mid, late), and during the fall.

Flowers

You can expect your Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache to flower around the summer and in the fall months from July to September (summer), and from October to December (fall).

In particular, this perennial is well known for its flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.

The Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache produces some beautiful blue, or blue and purple/lavender flowers around this time of year.

Foliage

The leaves from the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache have a beautiful chartreuse color during most of the year.

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee' up close

Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance

The Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache is well known for being able to attract butterflies, birds and hummingbirds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.

Additionally, it has a special tolerance for drought and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Agastache Foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ will be fine.

Garden

Now, let’s talk garden and how your Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache will look best in it.

Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, city and courtyard, gravel and rock garden, and in prairie and meadow styles. 

In particular, the Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in edging, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden,

Conclusion

So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Golden Jubilee Anise Agastache in your garden or home.

Martin Duran

Hey y'all! My name is Martin Duran and I am from Cali, Colombia. Since 2018 I have been learning about plants and how to take care of them. Here's is my journey... “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

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