Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop

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Get ready for the juicy hues of Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop (Agastache x 'Kudos Mandarin')! This fantastic little flowering perennial fits into any sized landscape - even if you don't have a yard at all! Big and small, any yard can delight in the citrusy orange blooms on their darker orange stems. Backed by a low, compact mound of licorice-scented gray-green foliage!

Also called the Hummingbird Mint, those trumpet-shaped blooms are perfect for Hummingbirds! These long-blooming colorful spikes are full of flowers that fade to light creamsicle orange at the ends for a lovely color variation over the entire plant! just keep popping up from summer through fall, much to the delight of every honeybee and butterfly around! Providing vital nectar resources until fall!

The Kudos™ line of hybrid Hyssops are cold and heat-tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 10 and is generally deer and rabbit-resistant, adaptable to xeric locations, and once established can be very drought-tolerant! Staying compact and just 17-22 inches tall and barely 16 inches wide, these are wonderfully space-saving herbaceous perennial plants!

Planting and Application:

Mandarin Hyssop grows to a low-growing, compact, and full mound - perfect to use as colorful edging, facer plants, as well as bright color en masse anywhere in the sun! Use Mandarin Hyssop for tropical mid to late-season color throughout poolside and seating area plantings! Enliven a garden bed or border with juicy blooms that will still be blooming long after many other plants stopped in the summer's heat.

Partner these wand-like flowers with other mixed perennials, small shrubs, and Roses as a front-of-the-garden accent that looks great all season long. Don't forget to get one for your Cut Flower border, Sensory garden, or Cottage Garden, or to add hardy color to a Rock Garden in the front yard. Pair with yellow, coral, pink, red, and white blooms for some great color combos!

It not only looks terrific, but it's also a mainstay for beneficial pollinators and our precious native bee populations, providing them with a vital nectar resource. No Butterfly Garden is complete without an Anise Hyssop and migrating Monarchs and Hummingbirds get their fill of good nectar for the trip!

The ideal size for planters on your porch and around a mailbox planting to add juicy color that calls attention! Sunny blooms that won't quit just sing in pots around a balcony - plus you can enjoy brushing past that wonderful scent! That same mounded groundcover style growth makes Mandarin perfect in pots and containers as a spiller and filler - plus that fantastic burst of color!

  • Juicy Bright Orange Flower Spikes
  • Minty-Licorice Scented Gray-Green Foliage
  • Incredible Pollinator & Hummingbirds Magnet
  • Low-Growing Compact & Easy to Grow
  • Long-Lasting Late-Season
  • Containers, Cut Flower & Pollinator Gardens & Groundcover

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This fancy new hybrid Agastache is a low-maintenance clumping perennial perfect for a sunny location, doing best in full sun in very well-drained soils, appreciating the drying power of the morning sun to keep the scented foliage healthy and mildew-free! Deadhead to encourage rebloom and keep the plant neat and tidy. Prune back the stems in late fall, mulch the crown well, and water in well for the winter.

Thriving in drier soil once established, Hyssop can be highly drought-tolerant, but you'll get the best performance with a regular schedule of supplemental water. Although this plant does well in thin, poor soil, protect your investment and encourage healthy roots by using Nature Hills Root Booster at planting time to help your plant uptake nutrients in the soil more efficiently.

  • Loves Full Sun
  • Best in Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Xeric - Thrives in Dry Soil Once Established
  • Fast-Growing!
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Tropical color, easy care - the Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop is the citrusy hummingbird magnet your landscape has been thirsting for! Order this versatile little hybrid Agastache for yourself or someone special today from NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Kudos™ Mandarin Hyssop Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Terra Nova Nurseries
Botanical Name Agastache x 'Kudos Mandarin'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 17 inches
Mature Spread 16 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes
Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. - www.terranovanurseries.com