Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin'

A Dwarf Hummingbird Mint with Masses of Blooms
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Features to Note


6 - 10

Mature Height

22 IN

Mature Width

16 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Sandy, Poor

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
6 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Part of the Kudos™ line, Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' was bred for increased hardiness, a more compact size, earlier blooming, and resistance to downy mildew. This is not your grandmother's anise hyssop; after some cross-breeding with native species, this hyssop is much better adapted to US gardens. Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' features pinkish-orange blooms with a perfect, outward-facing form.

The show begins in spring, when the new foliage emerges a deep shade of bronze. Licorice scented, Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' is very lush on compact plants. By the end of spring the plants are topped with rosy orange 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, Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' craves only sunshine and good soil drainage to thrive for many years. With very little attention, this dwarf hummingbird mint will swiftly reach its full height of 17 inches tall (20 when flowering) and 16 inches wide, and it will shine forth with reddish-orange blooms year after year.

Try Agastache Kudos™ 'Kudos Mandarin' in the sunny border or along the driveway. A thoroughly delightful perennial you will treasure for seasons to come.


Genus: Agastache
Species: hybrid
Variety: 'Kudos Mandarin'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials, Plants
Bloom Season Start: Early Summer
Bloom Season End: Late Fall
Bloom Color: Orange, Pink, Red, Rose
Habit: Dwarf
Days To Maturity: 90
USDA Zone Low: 6
USDA Zone High: 10
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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