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BobTheGardener

Hi all, this has self-seeded and occasionally comes up in my veg plot.  It's a bee magnet and very pretty so I'd like to put a name to it.  About 2ft tall with leaves between 2 and 4 inches which smell a bit like liquorice when rubbed.

Borderline

That looks like a type of Agastache, the giant hyssop. Not sure which one it is.

BobTheGardener

Thanks for the hint Borderline, a google search seems to indicate it is Agastache rugosa aka Korean mint which is a short-lived perennial in lighter soils.  I'll be saving the seed and growing it in my borders next year.   I might use it to replace the nepeta which flops all over the place and needs too much support.

I have it in my garden and it's been a bee magnet. The flowers and leaves smell of liquorice. 

Yes agastache, lovelly blue, I think they smell like mint!

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