Agastache rugosa
Korean Mint, Huo-xiang

Agastache rugosa, Korean Mint, Huo-xiang

A native of Japan, Vietnam, Laos and Manchuria, this aromatic perennial has thick spikes of blue-purple flowers and a strong minty, anise-like scent. We have direct-seeded this in our gardens with excellent results. Pinching tops back early will help the bush to become more stable as the plant matures.
Grow specs: 2-3 ft. Thin to 18 inches apart. Ordinary loam. Full sun. Historical usage: The tea is delicious and is traditionally used to strengthen the stomach, helping with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and sluggish energy.   (Photo © Ron Hughes)

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