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botanical name:
Agastache mexicana
Agastache mexicana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Anise Hyssop
synonyms:  Brittonastrum mexicana, Cedronella mexicana
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.80m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Tall stems with aromatic leaves. Spikes of pink to red or violet flowers from July to September. Erect bushy habit, may be short-lived.

cultivation:
Well drained fertile soil in full sun. Thrives best in fairly warm locations.

propagation:
From seed, by basal cuttings in spring or division.

usage:
Leaves can be used as flavouring or to make a tea.
Attractive to insects.

other notes:
From southern parts of North America and Mexico.

pronounced: ah-gas-TAH-kee meks-sih-KAH-nuh

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