Agastache 'Blue Fortune' - GIANT HYSSOP 'BLUE FORTUNE'

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Agastache hybrid of native Agastache foeniculum and Asian Agastache rugosa.

Hybridizing brought bigger flowers, very long blooming season and a bit more compact growth. Very popular variety, often can be seen in public plantings.The spikes are also a bit longer (up to 4"), but the color is nearly the same as species A. foeniculum. Still very popular nectar source for many butterflies, hummers, native bees and honeybees (as we observed and compared with A. foeniculum and A. 'Black Adder').

Grows to 3' tall x 1.5-2' wide, dusky lavander blue flowers from July to September, beautiful vertical structure and licorice scented leaves. Very prolific bloomer, hardy in zones 5 to 9.

Grows the best in full sun or just a little shade, in somewhat drained soils with medium moisture to drier. In clay, especially wet clay, will be short lived and can rot over winter.

Great companions could include Achillea, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Eryngium, Liatris, Monarda, Nepeta, Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and other sun loving perennials.

Great perennial for sunny borders, cottage gardens, pollinator or butterfly gardens.

 

Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot