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Mint: Agastache rugosa 'Korean Licorice'

Botanical name: Agastache rugosa 'Korean Licorice'

Common name: mint

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Mint: Agastache rugosa 'Korean Licorice'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
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Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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Agastache rugosa 'Korean Licorice' has aromatic licorice mint leaves and 2-6 inch spikes of blue-purple flowers. This bushy plant is reported to be helpful for cold symptoms and low energy problems. 'Korean Licorice' attracts bees and makes a tasty tea. Best begun in flats indoors and moved to a permanent location in the garden when plants are 3-6 inches tall. Can also be sown directly in the garden in early spring. Enrich soil with mature compost. The flowers are also delicious in salads. To dry for tea, harvest leaves before plant flowers. Planting depth: 1/8-1/4 inch. Days to germination: 10-14 days. 65 days to maturity.

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