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Agastache mexicana

Mexican giant hyssop

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Frederic Didillon, copyright GAP Photos (317073)

Plant details

Native to South-West USA and Mexico, this handsome perennial is tender in the UK. Grow plants from seeds or cuttings, planting outside in a sunny, well-drained spot after the danger of frost has passed in early summer. You will be rewarded by rose-pink flowers that attract bees to the garden and mint-scented foliage.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Agastache

Species: mexicana

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Red

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: January to March


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