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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
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.
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