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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

Giant Mexican Lemon Hyssop
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Perennials, Flowers


Summer-blooming perennials with aromatic foliage, whorls of flowers in spikelike clusters. All rebloom if deadheaded. Favorites with hummingbirds. Species from Mexico and the Southwest need excellent drainage, especially in wet winter areas.

Agastache mexicana

Summer-blooming peennial from Mexico. 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.

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