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Agastache mexicana


Agastache mexicana
Mexican Giant Hyssop

Agastache mexicana, also known by its common name Mexican Giant Hyssop or by its synonyms Brittonastrum mexicana or Cedronella mexicana, is an erect bushy, lemon scenmted, short lived perennial with ovate to lance-shaped leaves, and bearing spikes of rose-red blooms in mid-late summer. It requires moderately fertile, well drained soil in full sun and will attain a height of 24-36" (60-90cm) and a width of 12" (30cm). A native of Mexico, this species is rated for hardiness in USDA Zones
7-11.

Agastache mexicana Cultivars & Hybrids

Agastache mexicana 'Mauve Beauty', has aromatic leaves and spikes of pinkish-mauve flowers all summer. It grows best in fertile, well drained soil and full sun. Under these conditions, this specie will attain a height of 36" (90cm) and a width of 12" (30cm). Its attractive blooms would make this specie an attractive feature plant in any herb or perennial border.

Agastache mexicana 'Red Fortune' is an aromatic perennial whose leaves smell like licorice. It requires an average soil with good drainage and full sun. It will attain a height of 24" (60cm) and bears spikes of tubular red flowers from June through September. This specie would do weel in a mixed border situation and is rated for USDA Zones 6-8.

Agastache mexicana 'Honey Bee Blue' is a compact variety which looks great all season, with uniform, intensive, mint-like scented blue flowers which attract bees and butterflies. This species is excellent as a cut flower,or in a herb garden or perennial border. It should be grown in mderately fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Under these conditions it should attain a height of 24-36" (60-90cm) and a width of 12" (30cm) at maturity.

Agastache mexicana 'Champagne' is a perennial with spikes of creamy beige flowers during the mid- to late summer season. As with other varieties it will reach a height of 24" (60cm) making it a great choice for use as a feature plant in a herb garden or mixed border setting. It should be grown in moderately fertile, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

Agastache mexicana 'Carille Carmen' is a brilliant perennial with long tubular carmine-pink flowers which will reach a height of 24" (60cm) and a width of 12" (30cm). This variety does well when utilized in a mixed border or a perennial garden in full sun.

Agastache mexicana 'Toronjil Morado' also known as Mexican Hyssop is a hybrid with pink tubular flowers at the branch tips in summer. It grows to about 36" (90cm) tall, and requires good drainage in sun or partial shade. It possesses a very fragrant foliage and is hardy from Zones 8b-11.

Agastache mexicana 'Pink Lemonade' an Agastache mexicana x Agastache barberi cross, is an erect perennial with 18" (45cm) spikes of compact cymes containing tubular pink flowers from mid-summer to frost. It has a faint lemon scent and is very showy in appearance. It requires a fertile well drained soil and full sun to avoid becoming leggy. It is rated for USDA Zones 6-9 and is tolerant of humidity. Due to its brilliant appearance, this specie should be placed in a high visibility position in a perennial garden or herb garden.

Other Hybrids (No Photos)
Agastache mexicana 'Rosea'


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