DESCRIPTION: One of several recent hybrid selections, this is a real workhorse in the garden, flowering nonstop from midsummer well into the autumn and it’s easy to grow. It forms...
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DESCRIPTION: One of several recent hybrid selections, this is a real workhorse in the garden, flowering nonstop from midsummer well into the autumn and it’s easy to grow. It forms a low, bushy mound bearing upright spikes of bright orange, fragrant plumes that attract both hummingbirds and butterflies. Great in containers or in a mixed border. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Agastache 'Kudos Mandarin'
OTHER NAMES: Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Hummingbird Mint
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 40-45 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 35-40 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun 
FLOWER COLOUR: Orange
FLOWERING TIME: Late summer to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual 
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Licorice-scented Foliage, Rabbit Resistant

Ornamental Features

Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop features airy spikes of lightly-scented orange tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves emerge coppery-bronze in spring, turning grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop is an open herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Herb Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop will grow to be about 17 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

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