Missing from the agastache lineup has always been a really great red. 'Kudos Red' fixes that problem and is an exciting win for the hummingbirds. This selection of Agastache aurantiaca parentage has the smaller blue-green leaves that have a slight silver look. The scent is a mild licorice smell and only noticeable when brushed. The tubular blooms are up to 2" long and borne abundantly on large flowering heads. A strong performer in the garden and in the pot. We are loving how quickly it grows in the greenhouse so we know it will be a win in the landscape. Loved by butterflies, bees, and those hummers. Deer and rabbits seem to leave them alone. A drought tolerant perennial when established.
Mature Plant Size: 20" Tall, 24" Spread
Bloom Time: June-August
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.5
Hardiness Zones: 6-10
Fertilizer: If using compost apply an 1" at planting time and side dress annually in late fall or early spring. If using a granular fertilizer, we recommend organic formulations, apply an all purpose formula in early spring annually. It is only recommended to use liquid fertilizers when the growth is slow, and this is not normally needed.
Container Size: 4.5" Pot
Photos courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries
Patented plant cannot be propagated