Agastache Blue Fortune

Blue Fortune Hybrid Hyssop

 

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Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is a European hybrid hyssop known for is vigor, cold hardiness, and adaptability to grow across much of the US. Blue Fortune Hybrid Hyssop's powder blue flower spikes are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

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Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Dried Flowers
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 11830

Details

36" tall x 18" wide. Agastache 'Blue Fortune', an introduction from Europe, is proving to be a robust, nonstop bloomer! Blue Fortune Hybrid Hyssop's husky 5" long flower spikes are a mesmerizing powder blue. The large green leaves are striking with their silver undersides. Later in the season, as the plant matures, it develops a light mint scent to the flowers. Like Korean Hyssop, this cultivar will also perform well outside of the West in the wetter winter climates of the Midwest and East. Try Agastache Blue Fortune together with Salvia Maraschino. (Cutting propagated) Long blooming. No deadheading needed; Cut back in mid-spring to a height of 3 to 4”.
SKU 11830
Common Name Blue Fortune Hybrid Hyssop
Botanical Name Agastache Blue Fortune
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Dried Flowers, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Coastal California, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for growing Agastache

Agastache are sun loving plants with aromatic foliage and flowers. They bloom from mid-summer into early fall and are resistant to rabbits and deer.

Agastache need lean, well-drained soils, prefer gravel mulches, and appreciate deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season

  1. Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
  2. Plant in full hot sun.
  3. Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
  4. Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Watering can be reduced greatly during the second growing season when the plants have matured.

To improve winter-hardiness, and encourage re-seeding, leave the stems intact over the winter. In mid-spring, remove old stems just above the new foliage, about 4 or 5 inches above ground level.

If your conditions don't lend themselves to growing Agastache in your garden, they do well planted in containers.

More in-depth guidance for growing Agastache: Agastache Growing Tips, Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part 1, and Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part II.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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3.9

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Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Hardy (5)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (7)
  • Outdoors (3)
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5.0

Only one I've found that likes the south

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from Beaufort, SC

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

    I grew up in California and long for some of the plants from the arid southwest. I now live in the coastal southeast. It's wet and humid here in the summer. Most agastaches HATE it here and won't survive, except Blue Fortune. It thrives and is lovely.

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    5.0

    I wopuld reccommend this plant

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    from Hawaii

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

      this is a beautiful flowering plant. It smell wonderful and attracts beneficial insects

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Just like the catalog says

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      from Minneapolis, MN

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Pale blue color
        • Small In Size

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        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

        Part of an Agastache "experiment" to see what would do well in my Zone 4 garden, this blue variety grew rapidly, and just like the catalog says, it was quite popular with pollinators. In late January, it's far too early to tell if it will survive the winter and re-emerge in the spring. I was unimpressed with the color – too pale to suit my tastes - but the bees didn't care about that, and flocked to the plant all summer long.

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        1.0

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        from Estes Park, Co

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          • Did Not Survive Winter

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

            I planted it in midAugust, so perhaps it didn't have time to establish enough roots before the frost.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Dead

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            from Boise, Idaho

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

            They died.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I NEED MORE OF THIS PLANT !!!

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            from Burney, California zone 5.

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Blooms Continually

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

              I put in a flower bed in a "town Landscaping Project". Every time I would drive by I would think to myself, wow that looks so beautiful again today, month after month I thought that.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A butterfly and bee attractor!

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              from Missouri

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              • Attractive
              • Hardy

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

                This is year two for this agastache blue fortune. It is thriving and attracting multiple bees and beautiful butterflies. I highly recommend this plant as an easy to grow and highly beneficial,plant for our insect friends.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Agastache

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                from Chino Valley AZ

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

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                  • Patio

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

                  I had seen this variety of agastache in a book by Oudolf & Kingsbury "Planting - A New Perspective" and was charmed by it but was tentative about trying because all the gardens in the book were back east and in Europe but since it was an agastache I figured why not give it a chance. OMG! When it bloomed it far exceeded my expectations. Absolutely a beautiful and hardy plant in North Central Arizona.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for hummingbirds.

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                  from Fayetteville,TN

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                  • Fragrant
                  • Hardy
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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

                    I love watching the hummers go for this plant.

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                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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