Everything you need to know about Agastache Seeds

Agastache Seeds Questions & Answers

How do you grow Agastache from seed?
Start Agastache seeds indoors late in winter before the last frost, or sow directly outside in autumn. Cover seeds lightly in sterile mix, keeping them moist. Transplant outdoors when frost risk is gone, spacing plants 30cm apart, or in containers, once nighttime temperatures consistently exceed 10°C (50°F).

When should I start hyssop?
Sow seed outdoors after the last spring frost. Seeds also can also be sown in autumn.

What is Agastache in English?
Agastache is commonly called anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop.

How long does hyssop take to grow from seed?
Seeds will take 14-21 days to germinate.

How long does Agastache to mature into a flower?
The overall growth and maturity period can vary, but generally, hyssop can be expected to reach maturity and start flowering in its first growing season, usually a few months after germination.

What is the lifespan of Agastache?
Agastache plants typically have a lifespan of three to five years. If they're dying after just one year, the issue might be excess moisture.

Will Agastache reseed?
Agastache is known for its vigorous self-seeding tendencies. Expect to find numerous new seedlings sprouting around established plants in the spring.

What temperature do hyssop seeds germinate at?
15-21 Celcius (60-70ºF)

What plant is a companion to Agastache?
Ideal companions for Agastache are plants like coneflowers, cosmos, coreopsis, and perennial salvia. These companions not only share Agastache's aesthetic appeal but also offer extended blooming periods, complementing each other in the garden.

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What is Agastache used for?
Agastache is used in traditional Chinese medicine for conditions like heatstroke, headaches, and fever. Its leaves are applied topically for sores, while its dried flowers are popular in arrangements. The plant's essential oils are used in perfumes and aromatherapy, and it is a valuable nectar source for pollinators.

Where is the best place to plant Agastache?
To successfully grow Agastache (Hummingbird Mints), plant them in a sunny, warm location with quick-draining, low-fertility soil. They thrive in 'lean' soils and don't do well in clay or rich, moisture-retaining loamy soils.

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