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Is this Elshotzia?

Posted by seedmoney 8A ( on
Thu, Apr 24, 14 at 22:47

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.
Elsholtzia stauntonii, Chinese Mint Shrub

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

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  • Posted by aswhad belgium-europe (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 25, 14 at 11:11

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

RE: Is this Elshotzia?

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.

RE: Is this Elshotzia?

Its also got a Salvia farinacea look about it.

RE: Is this Elshotzia?

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.

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