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Kudos™ Ambrosia Hyssop

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Item # 35304
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Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia

This Dwarf Hummingbird Mint displays a whole spectrum of warm colors and lets out a sweet-smelling nectar.
For a seemingly endless show of color and scent in the sunny garden, look to Kudos ™ Ambrosia. This compact cultivar features more colors than other Hyssops, and blooms earlier in the season. The charming, airy flowerspikes feature creamy coconut, pale orange, and light rose colors, bringing a whole composition of warm, graceful color to the bed, border, or container. The color-changing pastel blooms of this Dwarf Hummingbird Mint will blend seamlessly into your existing garden. And, as if it needed any more advantages, Kudos™ Ambrosia is easier to grow and hardier than almost any other Hyssop!

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.

Try it in the sunny border or along the driveway among Kniphofia and Sedum. A thoroughly delightful perennial you will treasure for seasons to come! Zones 5-10.

Genus Agastache
Variety Kudos™ Ambrosia
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Season Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
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
Foliage Color Bronze
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
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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.