Kudos™ Ambrosia Hyssop
Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia
The show begins in spring, when the new foliage emerges a deep shade of bronze. Licorice scented, it is very lush on compact plants. By the end of spring the plants are topped with rosy-purple blooms that attract every honeybee, butterfly, and hummingbird in the neighborhood. Deer, slugs, and other nibblers leave this aromatic plant alone, and the blooms continue all the way into autumn.
Adaptable to dry soil, Kudos™ Ambrosia craves only sunshine and good soil drainage to thrive for many years. With very little attention, this Hyssop will swiftly reach its full height of 17 inches tall (20 when flowering) and 16 inches wide, and it will provide its kaleidoscopic color-show of blooms year after year.
|Zone||5 - 10|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Early Fall|
|Plant Height||17 in - 20 in|
|Plant Width||16 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Pest Fighter, Season Extenders|
|Bloom Color||Cream, Dark White, Orange, Pink, Purple, Rose|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:
1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".
2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.
3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.
4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.