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Agastache neomexicana - (Briq.) Standl.

Common Name New Mexico Giant Hyssop, Bill Williams Mountain giant hyssop
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range South-western N. America.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Agastache neomexicana New Mexico Giant Hyssop, Bill Williams Mountain giant hyssop


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Agastache neomexicana New Mexico Giant Hyssop, Bill Williams Mountain giant hyssop

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Agastache neomexicana is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower in August, and the seeds ripen in September. The species is hermaphrodite (has 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

A. pallidiflora neomexicana (Briq.)R.W.Sanders.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses: Tea.

The highly aromatic young leaves are used as a flavouring in cooked dishes[183, 257]. The young leaves are used to make a herbal tea[183].

Medicinal Uses



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Febrifuge;  Salve.

The dried and pulverized root has been used as a dusting powder for sores and cankers[257]. The plant has been used in the treatment of fevers and bad coughs[257].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The closely related A. pallidiflora (some authorities consider this species to be no more than a sub-species of A. pallidiflora) is hardy in the milder areas of the country[200, 257] The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a warm sunny sheltered position and a well-drained soil. Succeeds in most soils. 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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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Agastache mexicanaMexican Giant Hyssop30
Agastache rugosaKorean Mint43
Agastache urticifoliaGiant Hyssop, Nettleleaf giant hyssop31

 

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