Scientific Name: Agastache mexicana
Common Name: agastache, Mexican hyssop
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mexico, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Herb, Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Crenate, Serrate
Flowers: Verticillaster, Orange, Pink, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Stems square in c.s., 60-120cm tall; leaves opposite, ovate, serrated, lower surface downy, lemon fragrance, up to 4cm long; florets 2-lipped, tubular, <2cm long, clustered in whorls to form verticillasters up to 30cm long.