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Agastache ‘Cotton Candy’

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This easy, vigorous grower blooms non-stop from midsummer through fall. The dense flower spikes have numerous light pink flowers. Compact low branching habit. Does great in the south according to Tony Avent in North Carolina.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 18″ / 25″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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SKU: AGACOTCAN Categories: ,
Common Name Hummingbird mint
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
species hybrid
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP20991
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 18" / 25"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Green
Soil Best in well drained, fertile soil. Needs excellent drainage to overwinter. Mineral soils are fine.
pH 5.5 - 6.5
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Hummingbird Attractor, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? It has dense flowers spikes of light pink that bloom for a long time and the attractive calyces extend the showy season. The low branching, compact habit is a bonus.
Landscape Value It is a great perennial color spot for summer bloom. It is drought tolerant once established. It attracts hummingbirds.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments Easy to grow with good drainage. All Agastache are popular with hummingbirds. Tony Avent says "This TN introduction is one of the first of the brightly-colored Agastache hybrids to survive our NC summers." Also did well in Dallas, TX according to the Dallas Arboretum.
Grower Notes Long days benefit overall plant vigor and flowering. Pinch at transplant is beneficial.
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