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Scientific Name: Agastache mexicana
Pronunciation: uh-GASS-tuh-kee mecks-ih-KAY-nuh
Common Name: agastache, Mexican hyssop
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Stems square in c.s., 60-120 cm tall; leaves opposite, ovate, serrated, lower surface downy, lemon fragrance, up to 4 cm long; florets 2-lipped, tubular, < 2 cm long, clustered in whorls to form verticillasters up to 30 cm long.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Mexico, North America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Herb, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include A. 'Kiegabi'.
agastache, Mexican hyssop
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Crenate, Serrate
Additional Info: lemon scented

Inflorescence Type: Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Orange, Pink
Flower Scent: Lemony
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: edible

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Not showy, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, ( Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
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