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Agastache mexicana - (Kunth.)Link.&Epling.
                 
Common Name Mexican Giant Hyssop
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range Southern N. America - Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Agastache mexicana Mexican Giant Hyssop


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Agastache mexicana Mexican Giant Hyssop
   
Physical Characteristics
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Agastache mexicana is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower in August, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses: Tea.

The highly aromatic young leaves are used as a flavouring in salads and cooked foods[183]. The young leaves are used to make a herbal tea[183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a warm sunny sheltered position and a well-drained soil. Succeeds in most soils. Although given a hardiness rating of 9 in [200] (which means that a plant is not very frost-tolerant), this species is thriving in a sunny bed at Kew Botanical Gardens and so should be hardy to at least zone 7[K]. Another report says that it withstands temperatures down to about -40°c when dormant. Yet another report says that it should succeed outdoors in the milder and drier counties, but that it is not very long-lived[233]. The flowers are very attractive to bees.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 13°c[133]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first year. Plant out in late spring or early summer[K]. Division in spring. Fairly simple, if large divisions are used it is possible to plant them straight out into their permanent positions. Basal cuttings of young shoots in spring[111]. Harvest the young shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm tall and pot them up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse. They should root within 3 weeks and can be planted out in the summer or following spring.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Agastache canaHoary Balm Of Gilead, Mosquito plant20
Agastache foeniculumAnise Hyssop, Blue giant hyssop51
Agastache neomexicanaNew Mexico Giant Hyssop, Bill Williams Mountain giant hyssop31
Agastache rugosaKorean Mint43
Agastache urticifoliaGiant Hyssop, Nettleleaf giant hyssop31
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Elizabeth H.
Tony Furrh Fri Mar 26 00:12:55 2004
It is useful, interesting info, but my problem is trying to find any Agastache species at all, in my Oklahoma City location. The info I am lookig for is, where can I purchase Agastsches to plant in my garden this spring. I am having the same problem with finding most of the Penstemon family of plants. Any further reccommnded info would be appreciated.
Elizabeth H.
Tom Mon Apr 10 2006
Agastache mexicana can found at Goodmin Creek Garcens. A small pot for $4.75.

Goodwin Creek Gardens Agastache mexicana

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