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Agastache rugosa

Korean Mint

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourMauve
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Agastache rugosa (Korean Mint). This is a perennial which grows up to 1m in height, with mid green, lance shaped and toothed leaves which are fragrant. Mauve flowers are formed in pyramidal spikes in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Herb

Origin

China, Japan, Korea, Siberia

Interest and use

This is one of the 50 main medicinal plants used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been found to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Used for herbal teas and grown as an ornamental plant. Attracts beneficial insects to the garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy, Gritty, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

The plants are short-lived and should be propagated each year by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may effect the leaves in dry summers.

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