'Just Peachy' hummingbird mint, 'Just Peachy' hyssop

Agastache aurantiaca 'Just Peachy'

Photo/Illustration: 
David Salman
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'Just Peachy' hummingbird mint, 'Just Peachy' hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Just Peachy')
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Genus:  Agastache
A cultivar discovered at High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this aromatic, water-wise perennial grows to 30 inches tall and 18 inches wide and features fine, mint-scented, gray-green leaves and spikes of tubular flowers in shades of  soft pink and peach from summer to early fall. The plant is hugely attractive to hummingbirds, hence its common name. It is resistant to heat and drought, and can be used in both mixed borders and containers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Resistant to deer and rabbits.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Propagation: 

 Divide in spring or take cuttings in late summer.

Problems: 

 Occasional downy mildew and rust

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Pink Flower
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Desert Garden,
Herb Garden,
Low-Maintenance,
Sun
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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