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Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ (Giant Hyssop)

Anise Hyssop 'Blue Fortune', Giant Hyssop 'Blue Fortune', Agastache Aurantiaca 'Blue Fortune'

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Agastache Blue Fortune, Anise Hyssop 'Blue Fortune', Giant Hyssop 'Blue Fortune', Agastache Aurantiaca 'Blue Fortune', blue flowers, violet flowers
Agastache Blue Fortune, Anise Hyssop 'Blue Fortune', Giant Hyssop 'Blue Fortune', Agastache Aurantiaca 'Blue Fortune', blue flowers, violet flowers

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ (Giant Hyssop) is a top pick for gardeners. This upright deciduous perennial is prized for its long flowering season, showy flower spikes, licorice-scented foliage, low maintenance, and deer resistance. A crowd-pleaser that is also adored by bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Displays lavender-blue spikes from midsummer to early fall, held over the dark green aromatic foliage which exudes an anise scent when crushed. You may want to use the leaves to flavor cold drinks.
  • Forms a clump of erect, branched stems up to 2-3 feet tall (60-90 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm), which add lovely vertical lines to the landscape.
  • Provides a bold visual impact in beds and borders, cottage gardens, gravel gardens, butterfly gardens, or Mediterranean gardens over a very long season.
  • Ideal to add color to the late-season garden when many other plants are fading.
  • Creates a stunning effect when mixed with other perennials or planted en masse.
  • Attracts streams of hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators.
  • Easily grown in full sun, in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Good drainage is particularly important. Grows best in well-drained alkaline soil but will tolerate poor acid soils. This Agastache variety is more tolerant of cold winters and wet soils than other Agastaches.
  • Drought, dry soil, and heat tolerant once established.
  • Generally disease and pest-free (might occasionally be subject to powdery mildew) and resistant to deer and rabbits.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom. This cultivar is sterile and does not self-seed.
  • Propagate by division in spring or propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer for overwintering under cover.

 

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
Common names Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint, Anise Hyssop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
Common names Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint, Anise Hyssop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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