50 Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’ “Mexican Giant Hyssop” commonly called Toronjil
Native to northern Mexico, this somewhat rangy plant is also commonly called Toronjil. It is a really fun plant to grow – I think it does everything an herb is supposed to do. The leaves are lemon scented, used for teas, is an excellent digestive, has edible flowers, and attracts swarms of hummingbirds. It is also easy to grow in a well drained soil and is long lived. This is a hard working plant. Long 12 inch whorled spikes of red-purple flowers are lovely to look at, and if the hummingbirds will share, you will be surprised by lemon flavored flowers. It’s really a great plant for children, who are always delighted with plants that taste like lemon!
A perennial plant packed with greenish-grey foliage and spiky purple, pink, blue or yellow blooms, nectar-rich Mexican hyssop (Agastache mexicana) attracts hummingbirds, honeybees and butterflies to the garden from late summer until the first frost. Native to Mexico and the southwestern United States, Mexican hyssop is a good choice for a natural, low-maintenance, wildflower garden. A sturdy plant that prefers bright sunlight, Mexican hyssop is perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 9.
Agastache Hyssop flower seeds can be sown indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost, and it will establish quickly in the garden after being transplanted when frost danger has passed.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 7 - 10
- Height: 26 - 32 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly
- Sowing Rate: 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
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