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Mexican Giant Hyssop or mint organic

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 A fabulous anise scented mint loved by pollinators

Mexican giant hyssop is native to New Mexico and is also called anise hyssop. It is a member of the mint family with light purple, upright flower spirals of small flowers and upright stems with light to dark green leaves that are downy underneath. The leaves have an anise smell, hence the name anise plant. It prefers a sunny, sheltered spot with well-draining soil. It doesn't like wet feet. This plant can self-seed so is suitable for naturalized gardens and is loved by pollinators. Always consult a qualified herbal practitioner before using this plant medicinally or a qualified aromatherapist if using its essential oil, especially if pregnant.

Scientific Name: Agastache Mexicana

Plant Life Cycle: semi-evergreen hardy perennial

Optimal Germination Temperature: 16-21C

Germination time in days: 14-60 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-300

Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade

Soil requirement: compost-rich, well-drained soil

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors at a depth of ½ cm in March-April or outdoor in April-May. Seeds needs cold stratification to germinate. The soil needs to be between 16-20C for germination. at night, do not let the temperature drop. Keep moist and weed-free. Plants needs to be distanced by 25-30 cm