Kudos Agastache has honey-mint scented, tubular flowers all along a tall bloom spike similar to Salvia. It is no coincidence since they are both members of the mint family. The Kudos series was bread to have a short, semi-dwarf habit with mid-green foliage that creates a well-branched, bushy mound. This series also has a higher resistance to downy mildew.
Enjoy loads of bloom spikes from early summer to early fall. Some other names that you might find associated with Agastache are Hummingbird Mint, Mexican Hyssop and Anise Hyssop.
The word Agastache comes from the Greek words agan, meaning much and stachys, meaning grain stalk. Some varieties are native to the upper midwest and Great Plains while others are found in the southwest and northern Mexico. Leaves of this plant can be used in teas and jellies and if dried, in potpourri. The seeds are a tasty addition to cookies and muffins. The blooms are also great for drying.
Agastache likes most soil conditions but avoid hard packed clay and very dense soils. Make sure that wherever you put it that the soil drains well and that there is some air flow. They are not fond of the wet and can develop root rot and foliar diseases such as downy mildew. Remove old growth in early spring before the new growth begins to appear. This will keep your plant looking neat and tidy. They have average water requirements and are drought tolerant once established.
Remove spent flower heads to promote new growth. Agastache blooms all summer long and attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. They also makes great cut flowers and are deer resistant.
Plant in full sun 12-16″ apart. Grows 17-20″ tall.
We offer Agastache Kudos Ambrosia, Kudos Red and Kudos Yellow in our Quart Perennial category.
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