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Scientific Name: Agastache cana
Alternative Names: Mosquito Plant

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  • Perennial
  • Agastache cana is native to the mountain slopes of New Mexico and Texas.
  • It is hardy, grows up to 1m and is a prolific bloomer with showy rose-pink to purple flower spikes from summer to autumn.
  • Agastache cana needs low maintenance, is draught tolerant and prefers well-drained soil in sun.
  • It likes a neutral pH and can take heavy frost.
  • Agastache cana attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Culinary Uses

  • The flowers and leaves.

Parts Used

  • The flowers and leaves flower can be used in tea.

Other Uses

  • Agastache cana is known as a natural mosquito repellent and it works in the same way as the citronella-geranium.
  • It has a highly flavoured oil that deter many flying insects, including mosquitos.
  • In order to release the mosquito-repelling odour, the plant needs to be crushed and rubbed onto surfaces.
  • Many people rub the crushed plant directly to their skin.
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