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Agastache ‘Summer Glow’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)
Agastache ‘Summer Glow’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)

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Agastache mexicana

Giant Mexican Lemon Hyssop
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Perennials, Flowers

AGASTACHE

Dependable, summer-blooming perennials with fragrant foliage. Upright stems packed with whorls of pink, purple, blue, red, or orange flowers make colorful additions to herb gardens and flower borders. Plants rebloom if deadheaded. Species from Mexico and the Southwest need excellent drainage, especially in wet-winter areas.

Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’ (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’ (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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Agastache mexicana

Summer-blooming perennial from Mexico. Grows to 2–3 ft. (possibly 5 ft.) tall and 1 ft. wide. Bears masses of pink flowers, starting in spring and continuing until late fall if deadheaded. Lemon-scented leaves can be used in tea and as a flavoring. Plants in the Acapulco series bear flowers in salmon pink, rose pink, and orange. ‘Red Fortune’ has red flowers; those of ‘Sangria’ are reddish purple.

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