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common name: Anise Hyssop
synonyms: Brittonastrum mexicana, Cedronella mexicana
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Tall stems with aromatic leaves. Spikes of pink to red or violet flowers from July to September. Erect bushy habit, may be short-lived.
Well drained fertile soil in full sun. Thrives best in fairly warm locations.
From seed, by basal cuttings in spring or division.
Leaves can be used as flavouring or to make a tea.
Attractive to insects.
From southern parts of North America and Mexico.
pronounced: ah-gas-TAH-kee meks-sih-KAH-nuh