Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin'

Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin'

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Naturally Compact, with Masses of Blooms
SKU 35305
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Key Characteristics
Zone

6 - 10

Mature Height

22 IN

Mature Width

16 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy, Poor

Description / Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin'

It's not often that a new plant turns out to be better than expected, but that's what happened with the Kudos™ series of naturally dwarf agastache. Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin', hummingbird mints (hyssop is another common name), were bred to be small enough for containers. And they are. But in the process, the plants also acquired a much better resistance to downy mildew and improved winter hardiness. In trying to change just one factor, the plant breeders wound up improving three. Now THAT'S a newcomer we all want to welcome into our garden.

Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' is one of the most beautiful colors of this series, with rich orange blooms atop olive-green foliage from early summer (or earlier in hot areas) through early fall. The flowers have a touch of pink that makes their color really unique in the garden, and they—like the foliage—are redolent of that anise-licorice-fennel scent that is so enchanting on a warm summer breeze. They aren't called hummingbird mint for nothing: hummingbirds sip their nectar all season long, as do butterflies and bees. Yet many destructive insects are repelled by the scent, and steer clear. What could be better?

Ideal for containers as well as the sunny garden, Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' reaches 24 inches high (when in bloom) and about 18 inches wide. The flowers face out, not down, so they are even showier than older varieties. And held on dense spikes, they are incredibly profuse.

But even before the blooms arrive, this plant is lovely. New spring foliage emerges a deep shade of bronze, only gradually turning green. Aromatic and well-branched, it perks up the spring perennial garden from the moment it appears.

Once established, Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' is very adaptable to dry soil or short periods of drought, as well as heat and humidity. No more concerns about mildew in hot climates. With very little attention, this little hyssop will grow and bloom effortlessly for years. Make it part of your garden and add it to your finest containers this season. Zones 6-10.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Agastache
Species hybrid
Variety 'Kudos Mandarin'
PPAF PP#25,381
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Dwarf
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Orange, Pink, Red, Rose
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Bronze, Olive Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Downy Mildew, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Spring Foliage Changes
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor
Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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