Agastache rugosa (Fisch. & C.A. Meyer) Kuntze

Locations ofAgastache rugosa (Fisch. & C.A. Meyer) Kuntze in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Agastache rugosa (Fisch. & C.A. Meyer) Kuntze
Common Name
Korean Mint, Purple Giant Hyssop
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Not in Flora of Virginia
This blue-flowered Agastache is widely available in the nursery trade and is not uncommonly used as an ornamental in Virginia. In its native Korea, it is commonly grown for culinary and medicinal properties. Observations to date, although few, suggest that this species is very capable of spreading by seed and establishing away from plantings. To what degree it might become naturalized remains to be seen.
Our specimens were determined by Derick Poindexter (NCU).
Large colony on a forested roadbank on Shenandoah Mountain (Rockingham Co.), in a remote section of the George Washington National Forest (Fleming 15707 and Huber, 1 Aug. 2012); also spreading from plantings into fencrows and old field in Fluvanna Co.
Native Status

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