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Scientific Name: Agastache astromontana

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Agastache  astromontana
Agastache  astromontana


  • Perennial
  • Compact fragrant perennial with an upright habit - can grow up to 50cm.
  • Has well-branched stems, aromatic, ovate, grey-green leaves and bears whorls of fragrant soft pink tubular flowers on erect, terminal, salvia-like spikes.
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils - will not tolerate heavy clay soil.
  • Prefers full sun, but will do well in hot areas with a bit of afternoon shade.
  • Drought and heat tolerant once established.
  • May be grown as an annual and is a vigorous re-bloomer if deadheaded.
  • Good for rock gardens, flower borders, cottage gardens, herb gardens, butterfly gardens and large containers.

Culinary Uses

  • The foliage has a spicy scent and the flowers are also spicy flavored, making them useful as garnish in salads.
  • The leaves have been used for seasoning meats by the Pueblo Indians.

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Has potential homeopathic use for treatment of fever and coughs.

For Animals. It is said that

  • Attractive to sunbirds, bees and butterflies.
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