Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin'

Item #35305


Naturally Compact, with Masses of Blooms

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Agastache
Species hybrid
Variety 'Kudos Mandarin'
ppaf PP#25,381
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 6 - 10
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Fall
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 22 in
Plant Width 16 in
Additional Characteristics Spring Foliage Changes, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Dark Pink, Light Red, Light Rose, Orange
Foliage Color Olive Green, Bronze
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Humidity Tolerant, Downy Mildew, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

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