Agastache mexicana

Photo: Nina Pope 04.10.12

Photo: Nina Pope 14.07.12

Agastache mexicana

In Saturday 23rd June 2012

  • Sown Indoors by Group, Sat 24th Mar '12
  • Planted Out by Group, Sat 23rd Jun '12

Chiltern Seeds say "This is a splendid, multi-use, new variety developed from a species found in arid northern Mexico which, as poetically put by its breeder, "is a magnet for the fluttering, migratory, nectar-hungry hummingbirds"; if your garden lacks these, it will still be much appreciated by your butterflies and honeybees. Flowering generously the first year from seed, `Sangria┬┤ has lemon-scented leaves and produces from summer into early autumn 18-inch stems of dense whorls of brilliant, red-purple flowers. Not only do these make a fine cut flower but they are edible and will decorate your bowls of summer fruit deliciously. The highly aromatic young leaves are used as a flavouring, in salads and in tea."

Raised Beds Garden Plan A: Herbs (9) B: Eryngium, Allium & Aquilegia (8) C: Salads (10) D: Potatoes (8) E: Garlic & Onions (7) F: Tomatoes & Basil (7) G: Brassicas (6) H: Leeks (11) I: Wild Flowers (1) J: Parsnips, Salsify & Scorzonera (4) K: Mecanopsis & Perennials (9) L: Rhubarb & Strawberries (5) M: Sweet Corn, Squash & Courgettes (9) N: Herbs (6) O: Eryngium, Allium & Aquilegia (7) P: Salads (13) Q: Potatoes (5) R: Garlic & Onions (8) S: Tomatoes & Basil (9) T: Brassicas (5) U: Leeks (6) V: Wild Flowers (1) W: Comfrey (1) X: Sweet Potatoes (10) Y: Carrots & Parsnips (8) Z: Sweet Corn, Squash & Courgettes (8) 1: Mint (1) 2: Cut Flowers (8) 3: Globe Artichokes & Perennial Flowers (4) 4: Hysop (1) 5: Chilli Peppers & Basil (4) 6: Beans & Sweet Peas (10) 7: Chilli Peppers & Basil (1) 8: Beans & Sweet Peas (10) Wall: Fruit Wall (23)
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