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Agastache Acapulco® Deluxe

Agastache Acapulco® Deluxe

Crop Culture Report:  Agastache Acapulco® Deluxe

Recommended Containers: 4”, 6” and mixed patio containers

Consumer Uses: Mixed patio containers, window boxes and landscape plantings

Crop planning from cell packs:

Pot size:                                 Plants per pot (pp)               Crop Time (weeks)

4” pot  (10cm)                                    1 pp                                  6 to 7 weeks

6” pot  (15cm)                                    1 pp                                  9 to 10 weeks

Temperature Requirement:  60° to 63° F (16 to 17° C) night temperatures with a minimum of 65° F (18° C) days.  Allowing the day temperature to reach 68° to 70° F (20° to 21° C) is no problem.

Media and pH Requirement: Water thoroughly and let soil dry between irrigations.  These plants are native to southwest regional conditions.  Do not keep consistently wet or root rot problems may develop.  The first signal of damp conditions would be yellowing of foliage and weak growth.  The pH of the soil should be maintained at 5.8 to 6.2.

Fertilizer Requirements: Feed with a balanced feed at 200-PPM Nitrogen.  In a soil-less mix, additional iron may be required.

Pinching Requirement: Soft pinch once the plant established after transplant.

The Deluxe series should require only a single pinch since they are well branched genetically.

Growth Regulators High light will control the height much more effectively than any chemical.  Acapulco® Deluxe should not require any PGR’s since they are naturally compact and well branched.

Disease and Insect Pests: Aphids, Mites and Whitefly

Pythium and Phytophthora: Provide air movement around plants.  Do not transplant rooted cells to deep so to cover stem of plants.  Allow soil to dry between irrigations and drench with preventative fungicides.

Comments:  Can be used as container crop and Zone 5 perennial