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Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (hyssop)

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

hyssop

Selected for its profusion of long lasting, deep violet-blue flower spikes that appear from July to September above fragrant foliage. Prefers average to dry locations and is a butterfly magnet! Bred 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, A. foeniculum x A. rugosa.

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Height

2-3 Feet

Spacing

12-15 Inches

Bloom Color

Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

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 Nursery

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.

Good Substitutions

hyssop Agastache 'Black Adder'
anise hyssop Agastache foeniculum
hyssop Agastache 'Blue Boa'
hyssop Agastache 'Purple Haze'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbird-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Dry
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Attributes
Edible
Propagation Type
Vegetative