Korean Mint

Agastache rugosa

Blue Licorice, Purple Giant Hyssop, Indian Mint, Wrinkled Giant Hyssop, Chinese Patchouli

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Ideal plant to add colour to the garden in late seasons when plants are fading. Provides a striking colourful impact to beds, containers, borders, herb gardens and landscaping. It is part of the Mint family and used as herb in recipes.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Winter, Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Harvest leaves and stems in Springs/early winter/late summer removing the leaves of the stem.

Propagation

Division

Divide plants in spring.

Seed

Sow seeds in spring in a greenhouse or warm area and only just cover the seed. Plant out in late spring or early summer.

Cuttings

Take cuttings of young shoots in spring. Re-pot young shoots (10 - 15cm) tall in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse/warm area. Roots appear within 3 weeks. Plant out in summer/following spring.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Butterflies and bees

Pot plant

Grows well in well-drained soil in pots, beds and containers.

Drought resistant

Drought tolerance.

Indoor plant

Put pots under direct sunlight in well-drained soil. Prune and remove spent flowering spikes through the season.

Attracts birds

Hummingbirds and nectar feeders

Special features

Origin

East Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Russian Primorye, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Medicinal

Leaves and stem are used to improve the appetite and strengthen the digestive system, it relieves symptoms such as abdominal bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. Also shows anticancer activity.

Edible

Young leaves - raw or cooked is used as a flavouring or as an addition to the salad bowl. The leaves can be used as a tea substitute. It has a pleasant flavour.

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple

Scent

Mild

Problems

Powdery mildew

Related Problems

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