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Characteristics: Herbaceous prennial 1.2 metre
Seed per packet: Approx 200
Agastache mexicana produces tall stems to 120cm tall high with lemon scented leaves topped with deep pink 40 cm tall flower spikes.
The foliage has strong aroma with a sweet and minty in flavour with a hint of aniseed and can be as a tea or added to cold drinks and salads.
The flowers attract nectar feeding birds, bees and insects.
The Aztecs used this variety of hyssop as a cure for open sores. An ointment with giant hyssop as main active ingredient is still popular in Mexico today.
Please note: As with any natural herbal remedies they should not be taken without advise or sufficient research to determine they suitability for the symptom to be treated.
Adaptable to most well-drained fertile garden soils in a sunny position
Tropical: All Seasons.
Temperate: Spring & Summer
Cool climate: Spring to Mid-Summer
Sow: 5 mm deep
For best results sow direct in growing position.
Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 20cm
Germination: 14-21 days