Agastache Kudos™ Gold

Kudos™ Gold Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

Agastache Kudos™ Gold (Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop) is compact-growing and extremely long-blooming with golden-yellow flowers on short, tidy flower spikes from late spring to September. The nectar-rich tubular-shaped flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. Kudos Gold’s yellow flowers are an unusual color for the Agastache family.
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 16" tall , 20" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early fall
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC017276

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
HC017276

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Agastache Kudos™ Gold (Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop) has short tidy spikes of golden-yellow flowers--unusual color for the Hummingbird Mint group. One of the longest-blooming perennial plants we’ve found, you can expect colorful blooms from late spring through fall. Flowering at a height of slightly less than 2 ft., the plant has a tight mounding habit and is a perfect selection for containers. Agastache Kudos™ Gold has pleasantly aromatic foliage and flowers, with a scent mix of honey/mint/licorice. The fragrant plants will deter deer from browsing. The Kudos series exhibits excellent cold hardiness and can be grown across most of the US. An excellent choice for containers and the front of garden beds, plant in fast-draining soil, such as sand or loam; avoid clay. A full sun planting site is best. This plant is an excellent companion for growing with English lavender, Tickseed (Coreopsis)  and Purple Coneflower (Echinacea). A Terra Nova Nurseries introduction.
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SKU
HC017276
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Kudos™ Gold Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name
Agastache Kudos™ Gold PP#26,410
Patent
PP#26,410
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
16" tall
Mature Spread
20" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early 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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