AGASTACHE mexicana 'Sangria'

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AGASTACHE mexicana 'Sangria'

Mexican Hyssop
Select Item No. AA145
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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Southwestern USA and Northern Mexico
Special Features: Lemon-scented foliage, long flower clusters, and dozens of whorled-red-purple blossoms. Culinary and tea use.
Historical: Known in Mexico as Toronjil. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2007.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red-purple
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z10
Foliage: elliptic-shaped, lemon-scented
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.38462 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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