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Agastache mexicana

Mexican giant hyssop

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourDark pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Agastache mexicana (Mexican giant hyssop). This is an upright perennial with ovate or lance-shaped leaves that have a lemon scent. The dark pink flowers are borne in spikes in mid-late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Herb

Other common names

Hyssop

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Used as a herb to make tea and flavour food. Grown for its flowers and to attract beneficial insects to the garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need fertile, well drained soil and full sun.

Propagation

By seed in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may effect the leaves in dry summers.

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