Mexican Hyssop, Hummingbird or Dwarf Hummingbird Mint
Agastache ‘Kudos™ Gold’
Agastache ‘Kudos™ Gold’ is part of the Kudos™ Series by Terra Nova Nurseries. It produces lemon-gold flowers in large compact spikes May through September.
The genus, Agastache J.Clayton ex Gronov., was first described by John Clayton and Johan Frederik Gronovius in Flora Virginia in 1762. Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 22 accepted species of Agastache, which is the same as the 2013 version of The Plant List. The Plant List hasn’t been maintained since 2013, so Kew launched Plants of the World Online in 2017.
Hyssop is a Greek word meaning “many spikes” or “many ears of corn” giving reference to their flower spikes.
I bought this Agastache ‘Kudos™ Gold’ from The Kuntry Store (a local Amish Store) on May 5, 2018. My sister and niece came down from the city that day to go plant shopping at the four local Amish greenhouses. I decided we should also stop and their store southeast of town and I was glad I did or I wouldn’t have found this plant. Ummm… Anyway, I am pretty sure I bought this plant at the store. I know I bought two plants there. 🙂
I planted it in the north bed next to the porch where I had the Agastache ‘Black Adder’ in 2014 which did not return in 2015. Possibly this area does not have adequate winter drainage for Agastache. I will need to improve upon that.
The flowers of the Agastache are attractive to hummingbirds and humans. Hopefully, the deer won’t come and snack on this plant like they did the Agastache ‘Black Adder’.
Origin: Hybrid by Terra Nova Nurseries
Zones: USDA Zones 5a-10b (-20-35 ° F)
Size: Approximately 18” tall, 20” in flower.
Light: Sun to light shade
Soil: Average, well-drained
Agastache are very easy plants to grow and will reward you with nonstop flowers right up till frost which attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Their scented leaves also make them nice to work around.
My sister came down and we went plant shopping again on June 7. I bought two more Agastache ‘Kudos™ Gold’ from Wildwood Greenhouse and put them with the first one. Kind of makes me wonder if I bought the first one from Wildwood…
Agastache needs a very well-draining soil and especially won’t tolerate wet feet during the winter. Information online says they need full sun, but they may appreciate a little afternoon shade when it gets really hot in the summer. We shall see.
There isn’t a whole lot online about growing this cultivar right now as it is fairly new. There are plenty of sources online, though, if you want to give it try and can’t find it locally.
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