Herbs & Plants

Agastache neomexicana

Botanical Name: Agastache neomexicana
Family: Lamiaceae / Labiatae – Mint family
Rank: Scientific Name and Common Name
Order: Lamiales
Genus: Agastache Clayton ex Gronov. – giant hyssop
Species:Agastache pallidiflora (A. Heller) Rydb. – Bill Williams Mountain giant hyssop

Synonyms: Agastache pallidiflora

Common Names: New Mexico Giant Hyssop, Bill Williams Mountain giant hyssop

Habitat :Agastache neomexicana is native to South-western N. America.

Agastache pallidiflora is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a clump of upright, branched stems 60 – 100cm tall from a slowly-spreading rhizomatous rootstock.Its tight spikes of small, fragrant lavender-pink flowers and stiff upright stems, it is sure to please. … A sturdy, easily grown plant that grows wonderfully alongside Lavender and Ratibida.


Edible Uses:
The following reports were for Agastache neomexicana, which is now recognized as a var of Agastache pallidiflora.
The highly aromatic young leaves are used as a flavouring in cooked dishes.
The young leaves are used to make a herbal tea.

Medicinal Uses:
The following reports were for Agastache neomexicana, which is now recognized as a var of Agastache pallidiflora.
The dried and pulverized root has been used as a dusting powder for sores and cankers.The plant has been used in the treatment of fevers and bad coughs.
It is used by the Ramah Navajo as a ceremonial chant lotion, for bad coughs, and the dried, pulverized root used as dusting powder for sores or cankers. The Ramah also use it a fumigant for “deer infection”, as a febrifuge, and to protect from witches.

Other Uses:
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Dried Flowers, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 3 months at 13°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first year. Plant out in late spring or early summer.
Division in spring. Fairly simple, if large divisions are used it is possible to plant them straight out into their permanent positions.
Basal cuttings of young shoots in spring. Harvest the young shoots when they are about 10 – 15cm tall and pot them up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse. They should root within 3 weeks and can be planted out in the summer or following spring.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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