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Re: 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.

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.

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
> 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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