Pests and Diseases forum: Agastache leaves--what is wrong?

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 3, 2015 5:17 PM CST
The leaves at the bottom of one of my Agastaches has this purplish tinge, and the plant is not leafing out the way it has in the past. Could it be some kind of nutritional deficiency? Thanks for any insight.

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 27, 2015 9:07 PM CST
Did you ever find out what was going on ?
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jun 28, 2015 5:58 AM CST
thanks, Jean! no, I still don't really know! Shrug! Sad
I tried raising the plant a bit and added some sand mixture--I know Agastache likes somewhat drier conditions than my yard easily offers. I may do a little more of this, since we've had a lot of rain lately...

thanks for checking in about it!! I appreciate it.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jun 28, 2015 9:33 AM CST
I read a couple articles and they said Agastache is pretty much pest and disease free. I did find this article...maybe it will help?

http://www.ehow.com/info_7984911_plants-turning-red-during-s...

Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jun 28, 2015 9:40 AM CST
thanks, Jean--that's a very useful article! I have bookmarked it! Thank you so much for finding it! Thank You! Hurray! Looks like phosphorus is the issue. I think the spot where it's planted has sunk a little and now it's getting too wet, and I guess this is limiting the phosphorous intake for the plant? Maybe I'll try building it up higher...

Thank You!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 28, 2015 10:03 AM CST
You are welcome. You may want to consider adding a couple inches of gravel/rock to the planting hole to help with drainage.
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
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Catmint20906
Jun 28, 2015 11:33 AM CST
yes, I think that's probably exactly what it needs! Thumbs up Thank You!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jun 28, 2015 1:43 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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