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Agastache aurantiaca 'Just Peachy' ('Just Peachy' hummingbird mint, 'Just Peachy' hyssop)

Agastache aurantiaca 'Just Peachy' Photo/Illustration: David Salman


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Agastache aurantiaca 'Just Peachy' ag-ah-STAK-ee or-an-tee-AY-kah Common Name: 'Just Peachy' hummingbird mint, 'Just Peachy' hyssop 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


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

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