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‘Just Peachy’ hummingbird mint, ‘Just Peachy’ hyssop

Agastache aurantiaca 'Just Peachy'

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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 CharacteristicsResistant to deer and rabbits.

CareProvide 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

  • Genus : Agastache
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage
  • Uses : Containers, Sun
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Foliage Color : Silver/Grey
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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