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Native to North America, this hardy perennial medicinal is an elegant garden addition. Grows 3-6 ft with striking spikes of showy white blossoms midsummer. Aged root is treasured liver tonic. Aka Black Root by Native American herbalists. Pollinator friendly and homestead, permaculture and polyculture garden favorite.
Direct seed in early spring or start indoors in fall under cool conditions and pot up. Light-sensitive seeds so just tamp into soil, don’t cover completely. Thin to 2ft apart. Likes full sun and average soil; tolerates some shade. Easy to grow and maintain. Divide rhizomes in spring after 3+ years.
plant’s taproot is excellent mineral accumulator
flower spires make great fresh cut or dried flower
height makes great accent as border plant
wonderful in wildflower gardens
considered butterfly attractor plant
rain garden plant, tolerates occasional waterlogged soil
Variety: Culver's Root, Aka Black Root
Latin Name: Agastache foeniculum
Seed Count: 300
Plant Cycle: Perennial
Days to Germinate: 30-40
Days to Harvest: 2 YRS (root)
Farm Type: Ecologically Farmed
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Open Pollinated
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
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