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Re: now agastache


Ed planted anise hyssop for bee fodder one year. Just broadcast it on tilled
soil & watered. Came up very nicely. Definite licorice scent.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now agastache


> I was generalizing on the common name, sorry.  It is called Korean Mint,
> Korean Hyssop, or Wrinkled Giant Hyssop.  I got the seed years ago labeled
> that way and then when I went to donate it for the seed sale, had trouble
> finding details on it.  However, it seems to be staging a comeback.  I see
> High Country Gardens is carrying it, but they refer to the species name as
> masculine, A. rugosum, and they show it hardy zones 5-9.
> http://snipurl.com/d36v
>
> However, judging by HCG's description, my seed could have been mislabeled
as
> my plants are at least 3 ft tall but do look much like the photos.  It
self
> sows.  I hadn't planted it for years and had been pulling the few
> volunteers, but let this one go ahead last year.  I was quite glad I did.
I
> loved watching those finches on it.
>
> I could send you some seed.  The finches got a lot, but I was able to
> collect plenty.  Not as much as other times I collected it though because
we
> were pretty wet here last fall.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Z5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 11:49 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] now agastache was--front porch/yard is toast
>
>
> > Say Kitty....
> >
> > Since Mother has some finches coming to eat here, I did a quick search
on
> > MBOT and USDA for your agastache rugosa and both came up with nothing,
> > plenty on agastache nothing on rugosa... hum....
> >
> > Is this hardy for us? Thinking it might be nice to find a plant to give
> her
> > for mothers day....
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > >
> > > Same here, Pam.  If I have anything plants you could use, let me know.
> > > BTW
> > > I do have some Agastache rugosa (Anise Hyssop) seed, if you want it.
The
> > > Goldfinches swarmed it this fall, but did leave plenty to collect.
> > > Kitty
> > > neIN, Z5
> >
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