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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 10, 2013 7:29 PM CST
well it did great last year.. started sprouting this year.. and now looks to be withering away.. any advice?.. not sure if the heavy heavy rains did it in or what???
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 10, 2013 9:31 PM CST
Hi Allison

Mine is coming along ok this year. I've had it for a few years now.

It gets morning sun, is in a flowerbed that has good drainage, the soil is loamy somewhat, sometimes it gets mulched with wood and happens to be planted next (approx. 6 inches or less away) to our concert steps.

I accidentally pulled one of the the stems while weeding this Spring and I was horrified when I realized what I did. Blinking

It's still ok though.

The flowerbed it's in, slopes downward;

I have an Echinacea plant next to it that is wilting and withering away, maybe there's something in the soil.

Wish I could help more. Let me know how it does. I got mine at HCG a few years ago and can't find any more elsewhere, as I wanted to have several in case this one died.

I have to remember to make sure it's well mulched, esp. in the Fall before Winter starts.

You could add some compost, add some gypsum (for drainage), add some all-purpose sand and add some of the water crystals to and around the soil of the plant.

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
Seed Starter Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Onewish1
Jun 11, 2013 4:12 AM CST
I am going to go back to the nursery I bought it at last year to see if they have them again.. after the monsoon passes Thumbs down it was looking good until all this crazy rain started.. it's on my retaining wall edge.. would think the drainage would be good there.. maybe just too many hot / cold swings and downpours
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
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Marilyn
Jun 11, 2013 12:11 PM CST
We get "too many hot / cold swings and downpours" here also.

Lucky you that you can find it locally! nodding Hurray! Thumbs up

If I did, I'd be buying two or three for sure to make sure I had at least one or more blooming here!

Good luck! I hope you can get it! Group hug Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
Seed Starter Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Onewish1
Jun 11, 2013 3:35 PM CST
look what was in my email

http://www.selectseeds.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/003050.3.17669...
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Jun 12, 2013 12:10 AM CST
Drooling Lovey dubby Hurray! Thumbs up

I gotta get that one! nodding
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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