Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (25) Bare Root Plants
Common name: Hyssop-Anise.
A woody-based perennial of the mint family, this giant hyssop cultivar features tiny, tube-shaped, lavender-blue flowers tightly packed in rounded bottlebrush-like spikes atop stiff square stems typically growing to 3 feet tall. Flowers bloom from midsummer to early fall and are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
While easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade, Agastache is best planted in full sun and slightly alkaline soil. Lanky growth may occur in too much shade. The most critical factor is good drainage. This plant will NOT tolerate wet soil, especially in winter. When planting in questionable drainage areas, place a thick layer of gravel in the bottom of the hole and then mix more in with the filler soil. Native to the southwest US and Mexico, it is naturally heat and drought tolerant.
One of the easiest and most rewarding perennials to grow! The award winning 'Blue Fortune' is a tremendously long bloomer that produces lavender blue, bottlebrush-like flowers on strong, upright stems from midsummer to early fall. It is useful for adding a spot of color to the garden late in the season when many other plants are finished. Its foliage smells distinctly like black licorice when crushed, thus its common name, Anise Hyssop.
'Blue Fortune' resulted from a cross between A. rugosa and A. foeniculum. It was bred and selected by Gert Fortgens of the Arboretum Trompenberg in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 2004 Great Plant Picks award winner.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2004
International Hardy Plant Union Outstanding Plant Award 1996.
Height: 24.0-36.0 Inches
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple shades, Near-black shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer to Early Fall
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant, Foliage, Mass Planting