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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

SKU: AGACOTCAN Categories: ,
Common Name Hummingbird mint
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
species hybrid
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP20991
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 18" / 25"
Soil (Garden) (Garden) Best in well drained, fertile Soil (Garden). Needs excellent drainage to overwinter. Mineral Soil (Garden)s are fine.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Hummingbird Attractor, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor
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.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 1.5 – 2.0
pH 5.5 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 100 – 150 ppm
Notes Long days benefit overall plant vigor and flowering. Pinch at transplant is beneficial.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 10 – 12 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Facultative Long Day
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