Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’ seeds – (Mexican Hyssop)

$5.00

A tough and pretty plant for the summer flower border which flowers in the first year from seed planting.

Description

This plant is tough , drought hardy with small pointed leaves that when bruised have a zesty lemon scent.  The leaves can be used for tea. It produces wave upon wave of  bright rich red -purple-pink tubular flowers in whorls  on long  stems , and goes on producing through into the autumn. It likes full sun and soil which is well drained.

Butterflies and bees love the nectar produced by the flowers, and the flower lasts well when cut. You can use the flowers to decorate your food dishes since they are edible, as are the leaves.

It flowers the first year from seed.

Sowing advice

Seeds can be sown in spring early summer ,late summer and early autumn. Ideal temp 18 deg C.
Sow onto moist well-drained compost or potting mix. Press seeds lightly into the soil but do not cover. Light is needed for germination. Propagate 18-20°C. Germination should happen in 14-28 days, but can be irregular and take up to 90 days. Water only from the base. Once germination begins make sure they have air freely circulating to prevent damping off. Once seedlings are large enough to handle transplant to 8cm pots. Acclimatise and plant out after any  danger of frost has passed .  50cm spacing recommended.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Mexican Hyssop

Family

Labiatae, Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

1.2 metres

Number of seeds in packet

20