General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 17 - 20 inches
Plant Spread: 16 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Best in well drained, fertile soil. Needs excellent drainage to overwinter. Mineral soils are fine.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Bright orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season. June, July, August, September
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Good self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP25381; EU41118

Trade name information:
Series: Kudos™
Trade Name: Mandarin
Cultivar name: 'Mandarin'
Common names
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Dwarf Hummingbird Mint

'Mandarin' was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 18, 2019.
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Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 2022-11-10
Location: Fairfax, VA | August 2022
Date: 2022-08-27

Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-09-19
Photo Courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-06-07
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Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-24

Date: 2016-08-24
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Mar 25, 2013 3:14 AM concerning plant:
    Agastache Kudos™ Mandarin is certain to attract the attention of hummingbirds when it's blooming. The flowers are a bright orange.

    It's another 2013 introduction by Terra Nova Nurseries and looks like a winner.

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