Is this Elshotzia?

seedmoneyApril 24, 2014

The nursery I bought this from had it labeled Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop). Clearly it's not that. After trolling the net I'm inclined to think it's Chinese Mint Shrub, Elsholtzia stauntonii. Do you agree?
Plant has opposite, serrated leaves, stems are square, indicating it's a Labiate family member, crushed leaves emit a fresh, cool mint smell.

This post was edited by seedmoney on Fri, Apr 25, 14 at 10:46

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thedecoguy

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    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 12:25AM
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seedmoney

Fixed broken link.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 10:49AM
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aswhad(belgium-europe)

the leaves, what do scent do they have ?
it also looks a bit like Caryopteris x clandonensis....

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 11:11AM
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seedmoney

Aswhad,
Thanks for you response.
When crushed, the leaves and stems have a cool mint scent. I don't think this is a Caryopteris because their stems aren't square, like members of the mint family(Lamiaceae/ Labiatae ). My plant has square stems.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 11:54AM
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thedecoguy

Its also got a Salvia farinacea look about it.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 12:38PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I don't think this is Caryopteris. But just for info Caryopteris is actually a member of the Lamiaceae. They don't all have square stems.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 2:00PM
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