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Agastache cana (Texas hummingbird mint, Mosquito plant, Wild hyssop)

Agastache cana Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Agastache cana ag-ah-STAK-ee KAY-nah Common Name: Texas hummingbird mint, Mosquito plant, Wild hyssop Genus: Agastache
This is a 36-inch-tall hyssop with showy rose-pink flower spikes in late summer and fall and licorice-mint scented foliage. It is native to New Mexico and western Texas and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Grow in a border, herb garden, rock garden, or butterfly garden. Rubbing the foliage on skin reportedly repels mosquitoes.
Noteworthy characteristics: Showy spikes of flowers, fragrant foliage.
Care: Borderline hardy in Zone 5. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Needs protection and good drainage.
Propagation: Sow seed in spring. Divide plants in summer. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Some plants may need winter protection where not hardy.
Problems: Mildew, rust, and downy mildew.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower;Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Attracts Hummingbirds; Fragrant Foliage; Native; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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