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Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (Giant Hyssop)

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


Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is a top pick for gardeners! Its long flowering season, showy flower spikes, licorice-scented foliage, low maintenance, and deer tolerance are seductive reasons! 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 a dark green aromatic foliage which exudes an anise scent when crushed. You may want to use the leaves to flavor cold drinks.
  • Forms clumps 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, borders, wildflower gardens, herb gardens, butterfly gardens or prairie gardens over a very long season.
  • Ideal to add color in 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. Prefers alkaline soil, but will tolerate poor, acid conditions. 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.

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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 Agastache - Hyssops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Botanik Foto, Martin Ogden / Teddingtongardener.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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 Agastache - Hyssops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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