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Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (Anise hyssop)

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Anise hyssop

Selected for its profusion of long lasting, deep violet blue flower spikes, that appear from July to September and fragrant foliage. Prefers average to dry locations, and is a butterfly magnet. Bred (A. foeniculum x A. rugosa) and selected by Gert Fortgens of the Arboretum Trompenberg, in Rotterdam. Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is long flowering, heat and drought tolerant, as well as insect and disease resistant. Blue Fortune is a hybrid of species native to the US and Korea.

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Agastache 'Blue Fortune' - 50 per flat $32.00
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Height

2-3 Feet

Bloom Color

Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

Anise hyssop Interesting Notes

Wow, wow, wow! When my friend, Gert Fortgens of Arboretum Trompenburg in Holland, told me about his cross of the US native, A. foeniculum with the Korean A. rugosa, the offspring sounded too good to be true. However, after trialing A. 'Blue Fortune' in our dry garden, I consider it one of the finest new perennials in years! In the spring, the strong new stalks shoot upward to 3' tall, clothed with fuzzy licorice-scented leaves. From early spring through summer, the stems are topped with hundreds of large bottlebrush, blue-lavender flowers that attract a stunning array of pollinators! Plant Delights

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Full sun in average to dry soil with good drainage. Very easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. Very tolerant of most soil types, only heavy clay causes winter problems. Will tolerate light shade, but can get lanky without enough sun.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Fragrant
Fragrant
Container
Container
Dry
Dry

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Dry Sun
Propagation Type
Vegetative