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Agastache urticifolia

Nettleleaf Horsemint

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height1.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourViolet blue, dark pink, light pink, white
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Agastache urticifolia (Nettleleaf Horsemint). This Hyssop has sharply zigzag toothed leaves, arranged in pairs up the erect stem, with sparsely haired undersides, like a nettle. They are lance-shaped and the undersides are lighter green. The flower are short spikes of violet blue to pale pink and occasionally white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herb

Origin

West N. America

Interest and use

The aromatic leaves have been used medicinally in traditional Native American medicine.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may effect the leaves in dry summers.

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