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Agastache Rugosa is a perennial herb that is commonly known as Korean mint or wrinkled giant hyssop. It is a member of the mint family and is native to Asia.

Agastache Rugosa is known for its attractive purple flowers and minty fragrance. The plant grows up to 3 feet tall and has a spread of about 2 feet. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.

Agastache Rugosa seeds can be sown directly in the garden in the spring or fall. The seeds should be planted about 1/8 inch deep in the soil and kept moist until they germinate, which usually takes about 14 to 21 days. The plants will begin to bloom in mid-summer and continue until fall.

The leaves and flowers of Agastache Rugosa can be used in teas, salads, and as a seasoning for meats. The plant is also known for its medicinal properties and has been used to treat digestive problems, colds, and flu.

Overall, Agastache Rugosa is a beautiful and versatile plant that can add both aesthetic and functional value to your garden or kitchen.

Herb Specifications

  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 9
  • Height: 36 inches
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Environment: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • House Plant: No
  • Latin Name: Agastache Rugosa

Planting Directions

  • Temperature: 68F
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
  • Light Required: Yes
  • Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil
  • Depth:
  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 18 inches

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