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Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ah-GAH-sta-kee
Description

Dwarf Hummingbird Mint is an herbaceous perennial cultivar with a compact habit, and flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. It grows to 1.5 feet tall and 2 feet when in bloom. and provides an airiness to the front of the border. The flowers occur on spikes and change color as they mature from cream to light orange to light rose-pink. They have a long bloom season from early summer to fall and the foliage is aromatic helping to deter deer browsing.

This plant needs low-fertility sandy or loam well-drained soils in full sun. Wet winter feet will decrease cold hardiness. Raised beds or containers are best in areas with clay soil. Use in the perennial garden, native or pollinator garden or front of the border. Water deeply but infrequently once established.

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#drought tolerant#fall flowers#wildlife plant#aromatic#rabbit resistant#summer flowers#deer resistant#long bloom time#cutting garden#compact habit#nectar plant early summer#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#nectar plant mid-fall#HS302#nectar plant late fall
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#fall flowers#wildlife plant#aromatic#rabbit resistant#summer flowers#deer resistant#long bloom time#cutting garden#compact habit#nectar plant early summer#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#nectar plant mid-fall#HS302#nectar plant late fall
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agastache
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SW USA
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar from flowers attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Orange
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Showy 1 inch cream to orange to pink tubular flowers on spikes last from summer to fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped aromatic green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Rabbits