Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Agastache rugosa, 'Alabaster', Korean Mint

Common Name: Korean Mint

Family: Lamiacea

Genus: Agastache

Species: rugosa

Cultivar or Variety: 'Alabaster'

Characteristics of Plant
Agastache rugosa 'Alabaster' is also sometimes called Agastache rugosa 'Alba' for short. This is plant with a lot of fragrance. If you rub the leaves, a smell like anise rises up.

In cooler climates this plant is a half-hardy perennial and is best grown as an annual. It does well down to temps of 5F. In warmer climates it grows as a perennial.

About mid season tall flower spikes of white flowers that look like bottle brushes appear and are especially attractive to butterflies and bees. Plant will reseed on its own or seed can be saved for those in cooler climates.

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Life Cycle
Annual
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White

Fragrance
Mild

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Bees

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders

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(Image by starlight1153)
"Agastache rugosa 'Alabaster' .. Photo is copyrighted Jonna Sudenius"
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