Garden flowers

Agastache: a very fragrant flower


Agastache is a plant with many advantages, appreciated as much for its foliage, its flowers, as for its medicinal properties.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Agastache
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 30 to 120 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Lightweight, well drained

Flowering
: May to October

Let’s turn to the cultivation of agastache, a plant to be rediscovered.

Planting agastache

Plant the agastache well:

You can plant the agastachios from from October until May-June keeping a distance of 25 to 30 cm between each plant.

  • The agastache loves the full sun but tolerates partial shade
  • She likes them well-drained soils, even poor
  • It is to the sun that the agastache gives the best of itself in terms of aromas

Sow the agastache well:

In sowing, sow agastachios in March under shelter.

  • In any case, choose a sunny spot
  • Once in the ground and well established, the agastache is sows and reseeds itself, thus forming a pretty carpet of flowers

Multiplication of agastache:

You can propagate agastache in the spring or fall by dividing the tuft.

Watering the agastache

This plant tolerates the sun well, but should be watered in hot weather.

For the pot culture, do not wait until the soil is completely dry before watering, but without excess.

Agastache harvest

Agastache is best picked in the morning during its vegetative period, from spring to late summer, but it can also be picked throughout the year.

  • Wait until the plant has a good clump before picking the first leaves
  • Dried agastache leaves keep very well for many months

Note that when you crumple the leaves and flowers of agastache, it gives off a very pleasant, sweet scent of mint, slightly anise.

To know about the agastache

Agastache is one of the lamiaceae, just like sage, and just as it is known for its medicinal virtues, but also for its aromatic foliage.

It is used in cooking to flavor desserts, jams and sauces thanks to its aroma of anise and regilsse

The variety of agastache foeniculum or rugosa is also consumed in herbal tea of ​​dried flowers or leaves for its digestive properties and in the fight against vomiting and diarrhea.

Very decorative and of great aromatic interest, this plant is therefore also suitable for adorn a garden that for cook delicious fragrant dishes.

Plant meliferous par excellence, the agastache will be as well in massif but also in border, in rocky or sandy flower bed and even in planter, on your balcony or your terrace.

Smart tip about agastache

Flower your beds of various plants in colors, sizes and shapes!


  1. Agastache foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ © gratysanna

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