Agastache rupestris – licorice mint

We grew this Agastache rupestris plant from seeds two years ago because it’s advertised as a good hummingbird attracting flower. The first year the hummingbirds didn’t pay much attention to it but this year it seems to be getting a lot more action.  Besides being a really unique looking plant if you handle the leaves or the wind blows it around it gives off a pleasing fragrance. Most people say it smells like root beer or licorice, we haven’t quite figured it out yet.

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2 Responses to Agastache rupestris – licorice mint

  1. Maureen says:

    I have Agastache ‘Desert Sunrise’ and the hummingbirds here in Missouri really like it.

  2. purplebear says:

    Maureen
    We were going to try to grow Agastache Cana from seeds this winter. My husband thinks that it may be similar to the type you have. He thinks he read somewhere that both of them are some type of hummingbird mint. We’re going to try the Cana because we think we found a place that sells the seeds. We were also going to try to buy some porterweed seeds.. Have you ever tried that?

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