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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Miamiu
May 18, 2020 12:20 PM CST
I bought this plant two months ago and it is in a two gallon pot. I used potting mix. A quarter of the plant has a faded color with wilted leaves, but the flowers on the affected stems still look ok. I wont be able to post a p ic till i have high speed internet. I water this plant everyday and usually by three pm the dirt on the surface looks dried up. Too much water or not enough?
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 20, 2020 12:33 AM CST
Eric,

I think you're watering too much. They like to be on the dry side.

Dwarf Hummingbird Mint (Agastache Poquitoâ„¢ Butter Yellow)

Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry

Agastaches are drought tolerant plants. Once they get established, they can go without being watered, as you would do with your other flowers. I'd think after being in your container for two months, that it would be established.

https://garden.org/thread/view...

From High Country Gardens:

https://www.highcountrygardens...

Scroll down to where you see:

The Secret to Cultivating Agastache
The important thing to remember about successfully growing the Hummingbirds Mints is "tough love."

As a general rule, these plants like to grow in hot, dry conditions once established.
As for their soil, the "leaner" (less fertile) and more well drained, the better. Stay away from rich loams and heavy clay.
Fertilize organically with a little quality compost and Yum Yum Mix in the fall. Chemical fertilizers will push these plants too much and weaken their tolerance to cold.
Leave the stems standing over the winter months to increase cold hardiness. Cut back hard in mid-spring.
Mulching is only necessary in arid climates. Use crushed gravel, pine needles or crushed nut shells at a depth of 1 to 2 inches.
Agastache will act like annuals when grown in rich, fertile soils with too much water and fertilizer. They'll grow and flower lushly but are most likely to perish over the winter.

Also: https://www.highcountrygardens...

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Tips for growing Agastache

Agastache are sun loving plants with aromatic foliage and flowers. They bloom from mid-summer into early fall and are resistant to rabbits and deer.

Agastache need lean, well-drained soils, prefer gravel mulches, and appreciate deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season

Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
Plant in full hot sun.
Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Watering can be reduced greatly during the second growing season when the plants have matured.
To improve winter-hardiness, and encourage re-seeding, leave the stems intact over the winter. In mid-spring, remove old stems just above the new foliage, about 4 or 5 inches above ground level.

If your conditions don't lend themselves to growing Agastache in your garden, they do well planted in containers.

(another link with info about agastaches)

https://www.highcountrygardens...
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Miamiu
May 20, 2020 9:34 AM CST
I'm drying it out today but maybe a goner with root rot.
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 20, 2020 10:30 PM CST
Hope it survives. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Miamiu
May 23, 2020 1:32 PM CST
So I looked at the plant this morning after about thirty minutes of downpours last night. The parts of the plant that did not look affected by root rot looked ok. So after 6 hours of mid 90 weather part of the plant looks wilted. I do not know what this plants problem is. I cut off the totally wilted stem that had brown around it by the bottom.
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 23, 2020 11:13 PM CST
I don't know Eric. It might be a goner this year. I hope it makes it through the whole season for you. Crossing Fingers!

If you want to get a new plant and can't find it locally, Almost Eden Plants has that particular Agastache in stock that you can order it online.

https://www.almostedenplants.c...

Almost Eden has the Poquito Lavender variety in stock now too.

https://www.almostedenplants.c...

Almost Eden has Poquito Orange variety for sale and it's in stock. I looked the other day and the orange variety wasn't listed.

https://www.almostedenplants.c...

There's one more Poquito in the series and it's the dark blue variety. Almost Eden hasn't listed that one at this time.

http://www.terranovanurseries....
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Miamiu
May 24, 2020 6:26 AM CST
Not so sure i want to invest more money in the poquito plants. I have a few sunrise agastaches that seem less problematic.
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 24, 2020 10:58 PM CST
Eric,

Almost Eden had the Sunrise Red agastache listed before, but now they don't. I was tempted to include it in my order that's supposed to arrive this week that I placed weeks ago.

Which Sunrise colors did you get?
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover Butterflies
Miamiu
May 25, 2020 4:06 AM CST
I have red orange and pink salmon. The red one is still in quarantine, but that's the one I found 30 mealy bugs on and the plant still survived. I think these maybe tough agastache.
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover Butterflies
Miamiu
May 31, 2020 1:27 PM CST
The frequent after noon showers now made a pink one look awful. Dont know why im having trouble with these agastaches this year.
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
Echinacea Butterflies Tender Perennials Bee Lover Container Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Marilyn
Jun 1, 2020 11:12 PM CST
Eric,

I hope they grow and bloom great and make it now through fall for you. Crossing Fingers!
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