AGASTACHE FOENICULUM (PURSH) KUNTZE – A NEW PLANT IN THE LANDSCAPE OF OUR COUNTRY

Marcel Matei Duda, Cristina Firuta Matei, Dan Ioan Varban

Abstract


Agastache foeniculum Lamiaceae ). This plant is native to much of north-central and northern North America. Anise hyssop was used medicinally by Native Americans for cough,fevers, wounds, diarrhea. The soft, anise-scented leaves are used as a seasoning, as a tea, and inpotpourri. The purple flower spike is favored by bees who make a light fragrant honey from thenectar. They enjoy a sunny spot in well-drained soil. From summer to early autumn, they producepurplish-blue flowers that are a magnet for bees. This plant adds interest to borders and containerswhile attracting wildlife to the garden.

(Pursh) Kuntze, common name Anise hyssop, is a species ofperennial plant in the mint family (

 


Keywords


Agastache foeniculum (Pursh) Kuntze, leaves, flowers, cultivation