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Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Kudos Series) (Giant hyssop 'Kudos Yellow')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Kudos Series)

Other names

Giant hyssop 'Kudos Yellow', Hummingbird mint 'Kudos Yellow', Anise hyssop 'Kudos Yellow'

Genus

Agastache Agastache

Variety or Cultivar

'Kudos Yellow' _ 'Kudos Yellow' is a mound-forming, herbaceous perennial with upright stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, aromatic, dark green leaves, bronze when young in spring, and slender, whorled spikes of tubular, two-lipped, fragrant, golden yellow to yellow-orange flowers from early summer into autumn.


Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Kudos Series) is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are anise-scented.

Habit

Upright, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Crown rot , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust Crown rot , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back the faded flower-stems in autumn or leave for winter interest and cut back in spring. In colder areas, leave leaf and flower stems for winter protection and cut back in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Kudos Series) (Giant hyssop 'Kudos Yellow') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers alkaline soil but will tolerate poor, acid conditions. Dislikes heavy clay. Drought and heat tolerant once established. Apply a thick winter mulch in cold areas. Often short-lived.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Kudos Series)

Other names

Giant hyssop 'Kudos Yellow', Hummingbird mint 'Kudos Yellow', Anise hyssop 'Kudos Yellow'

Genus

Agastache Agastache

Variety or Cultivar

'Kudos Yellow' _ 'Kudos Yellow' is a mound-forming, herbaceous perennial with upright stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, aromatic, dark green leaves, bronze when young in spring, and slender, whorled spikes of tubular, two-lipped, fragrant, golden yellow to yellow-orange flowers from early summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are anise-scented.

Habit

Upright, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Crown rot , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back the faded flower-stems in autumn or leave for winter interest and cut back in spring. In colder areas, leave leaf and flower stems for winter protection and cut back in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Kudos Series) (Giant hyssop 'Kudos Yellow') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers alkaline soil but will tolerate poor, acid conditions. Dislikes heavy clay. Drought and heat tolerant once established. Apply a thick winter mulch in cold areas. Often short-lived.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Kudos Series) (Giant hyssop 'Kudos Yellow')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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