I was visiting a church garden this week and they had a wonderful stand of Agastache. (pronounced ag-ah-STAK-ee)
I've always liked the spiky blue anise hyssop . Lovely as it is, there are a lot more Agastache out there, in a variety of colors and scents, like this incredible 'Licorice Mint Hyssop'. They have a more delicate appearance than anise hyssop, but they are as rugged and drought tolerant as it is, with a long season of bloom.
If you've been having a summer like mine, you can use all the heat lovers you can plant.
Photo: © Marie Iannotti