Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia

Kudos™ Ambrosia Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia (Hummingbird Mint Hyssop) is a compact-growing Agastache hybrid, with long-blooming flower spikes in a delightful changing color mix of creamy coconut, pale orange and light rose-pink. Blooms early summer through September. Highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size 18" tall , 16" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC017275

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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$12.99
Per Plant - 5" Pot
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SKU
HC017275

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Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia (Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop) is a long blooming, compact grower with a constantly evolving color mix of creamy coconut, pale orange and light rose-pink flowers on short delicate-looking spikes. A perfect container plant, it flowers at a height of slightly less than 2 ft. Blooming from June through September, the plant has pleasantly aromatic foliage and flowers which will discourage deer from browsing. Kudos™ Ambrosia Hummingbird Mint has excellent cold hardiness and can be grown across most of the US. Plant in fast draining sandy or loam soils and avoid clay—the more well-drained, the better for winter cold-hardiness. A full sun planting site is best. This plant is an excellent companion for pairing up with English lavender, Veronica 'Royal Candles' and groundcover Thyme. A Terra Nova Nurseries introduction.
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SKU
HC017275
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Kudos™ Ambrosia Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name
Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia PP #25,614
Patent
PP #25,614
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Orange
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
16" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Early summer to fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Cut Flowers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides

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

  1. Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
  2. Plant in full hot sun.
  3. Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
  4. Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
  5. 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.

More in-depth guidance for growing Agastache: Agastache Growing Tips, Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part 1, and Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part II.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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