|Winner of the first-to-bloom contest in winter 2005 |
|'Purple Pygmy' |
Minty aromatic foliage, tubular flowers. Looks just like other hyssops in our garden.
||well-drained garden soil
||germinate at room temperature; exposure to light may be helpful
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|Laura Johnson||Sep 10, 2005||Can you tell me why Agastache cana is called Mosquito Plant? Thank you. |
I don't know, Laura. Since it's aromatic, I would guess its extract may have repellent properties.
|Barbara Mays||Apr 15, 2008||Is Agastache cana invasive like mint?|
It is not. Mint spreads by roots; agastaches we've grown spread by seed, if at all (cana did not).
|Lauren||Jan 30, 2009||How does the agastache cana defend itself from being eaten?|
Many plants with fragrant foliage are unattractive to browsing mammals. I don't know for sure if that applies to agastache cana, though.
|Barbara||Oct 26, 2009||Definitely deer(and critter)-resistant in Westchester Cty, NY. Still flowering in a sunny rock garden, but not long-lived. Replaced it after 3 seasons - love its aroma.|
|William F. Matthews||May 18, 2011||I sowed seed of this for 2011. While I am comfortable with Botanical Latin, friends of mine prefer plain English names... so I searched some. I will use "Mosquito Plant" and see how folks react. The Q & A / comments were informative. I needed the English name as I am taking a few of my seedlings to a church sale. I'm not sure that Giant Hyssop will be any more informative.|
- Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 3-5d)
- Seed for 'Purple Pygmy' from T&M '04. Baggy 70F with light (85%G, 6-8d)
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