BOTANICAL NAME: Agastache foeniculum
DESCRIPTION:Not invasive like true mints. Many uses: young leaves in salad, leaves in teas, spikes of edible lavender flowers attract butterflies. Popular permaculture plant, tall, strong stems crowned with profuse flowers. Easy-care and useful in flower or vegetable garden. Sprouts easily enough to use young leaves in vegetable patch and is durable and handsome for a permanent place in landscaping, with perennial crops like rhubarb, along fences, etc.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 5-9/Height up to 4'/Spacing 12"
WHEN TO PLANT: mid-Spring
GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
PLANTING DEPTH: shallow
SEEDS PER PACKET: 150
SEED CODE: C
DAYS TO MATURITY : 75-80 days
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow seeds shallowly in spring indoors or outdoors. Transplant to 1 foot apart; prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade. Can get 4 feet tall and sometimes requires staking. Harvest leaves anytime for fresh use. The best time to harvest leaves for drying is just before blooming. Very showy flowers a staple in perennial borders.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly, Edible Flower