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  1. mazambo

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    Hi everyone
    I'm just wondering if anyone could help identifying these plants? I know I grew them from seed last year and I think they may be agastache but not 100° sure, sorry not the best of photos.
     

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    It looks like it may be agastache. Try pinching one of the tiny leaves and see if you get that aniseed scent on your fingers.
     
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    @CarolineL that's why you're a super gardener, simple when you know how:blue thumb:
     
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    Hi @mazambo - very kind of you but if I really was a 'Super Gardener' I wouldn't have killed as many plants as I have!
     
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    Yes, but therin lies the experience:blue thumb:
     
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    Definitely Agastache :blue thumb:, I have two black adder plants just growing shoots and they are identical, I think they are golden jubilee from wilko.
     
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    I like agastache but I don't find it hardy. There is one with bright orange flowers - Firecracker? that I've tried a couple of times and killed
     
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    Could it be Firebird?
    The ones I grew and bought last year have overwintered in pots outside, black adder and golden jubilee
     
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    Re agastaches, I grow a whole bunch of them....black adder, blue boa, sangria, raspberry summer, tangerine dreams, sunset as well as the dwarf kudos varieties.:) They thrive in our climate down here.
    They all have distinctly different foliage scents too incl lemon, liquorice, apple and more:)
    They are hardyish down here but cuttings need to be taken in summer to ensure continuity
     
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    @Verdun is the lemon scented agastche you have "mexicana"?
     
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    Yes it does have lemon scented leaves mazambo
    :)
    Sangria is a unique sterile hybrid though produced by cuttings
     
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