Kudos™ Red Dwarf Hummingbird Mint

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 14 Inches
  • Mature Spread 22 - 28 Inches
  • Growing Zones 6 - 10
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Kudos™ Red Dwarf Hummingbird Mint (Agastache ‘Kudos Red’) is a perennial with dynamic, true-red blooms that ushers hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees into a garden. This attractive, low-maintenance perennial is a long-blooming and fragrant addition to any pollinator garden. Beginning in June, the Kudos Red produces sturdy yet willowy bloom spikes with dozens of trumpet-like scarlet blooms above scalloped, dark sage-green leaves. This perennial reblooms through September, especially when deadheaded. The Kudos Red grows in a compact habit, reaching a height of 10-14 inches tall and 22-28 inches wide. 

One of the most attractive things about the Kudos Red is the fragrance, with flowers and leaves that smell like a spicy blend of mint and licorice. These fragrant blooms hold up well as cut flowers, allowing you to bring their fragrance and beauty indoors to enjoy. In addition, Hummingbird Mint is deer resistant and drought tolerant, making it an excellent addition to a full-sun spot without much maintenance or worry. This perennial grows quickly in well-draining soil within a garden bed, as a border plant, and in containers.

Kudos™ Red Dwarf Hummingbird Mint Care

To plant Kudos Red, start by digging a hole in well-draining, rich soil, about twice the width and equal depth as the root ball. Once planted, water it in thoroughly and continue to water throughout the remainder of the year, allowing just the top few inches to dry before watering deeply. After a year or so, this perennial will become drought tolerant, only needing to be watered deeply in the hottest, driest parts of the year. Kudos Red will grow best and continuously bloom in full sun. Like other perennials, Kudos Red will benefit from slow-release perennial fertilizer or compost in the early spring, but will also do fine without. 

To improve the blooms of Hummingbird Mint, flower spikes that have finished blooming can be deadheaded to just above the leaf canopy. After the flowers have wrapped up in the fall, leave the foliage in place as the plant enters the colder months. Kudos Red is an herbaceous plant, so it will die back in the winter. In the late winter or early spring, before the plant has begun to grow again, trim down the remaining branches to half their height. 

Kudos™ Red Dwarf Hummingbird Mint Spacing

Kudos Red is a dwarf Hummingbird Mint, growing to just over 2 feet wide when mature. For this reason, plant Kudos Red approximately 2 feet away from other plants if you wish to grow this plant solo. For mass plantings or as a border plant, Hummingbird Mint plants can be planted a bit closer together. As a dwarf perennial variety, Kudos Red grows well in large pots or containers without needing to be transplanted for a couple years at a time.

Kudos™ Red Dwarf Hummingbird Mint Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 10
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 14 Inches
Mature Spread: 22 - 28 Inches
Spacing: 22 - 28 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: June To September
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Kudos™ Red Dwarf Hummingbird Mint
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Agastache 'Kudos Red'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

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