Agastache Blue Fortune

Blue Fortune Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)

 

Video

     

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.

Learn More…

Regular Price: $9.99

Sale $7.99

Per Plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
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 Containers
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info Learn More…
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 Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop)
Botanical Name Agastache Blue Fortune
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
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 Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great for Mass Plantings
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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

More Shipping Info.

Reviewsby PowerReviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
High Country GardensAgastache Blue Fortune
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Hardy (8)
  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Fragrant (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (10)
  • Outdoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Master gardener (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Agastache

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...Read complete review

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Adequate but not great

True, the bees absolutely LOVE this plant; however, both the foliage and blooms become faded and unsightly as the season progresses. I had 3 of them and have replaced all 3 with Blue...Read complete review

True, the bees absolutely LOVE this plant; however, both the foliage and blooms become faded and unsightly as the season progresses. I had 3 of them and have replaced all 3 with Blue Blazes and am glad I did. Blue Blazes blooms longer, retains better color longer into the fall, and flops-sprawls less.

Reviewed by 13 customers

Displaying reviews 1-13

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just WOW

By 

from Marysville, OH

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

This is a hardy plant! Planted last spring, they took off and never looked back. The amount of flowers was astounding and long-lasting. Bees adore this plant! Growing between zones 5b-6a is a balancing act, here. These plants blasted through feet of snow and a long, brutal winter.
These plants withstand areas in which any other "hardy" perennial has croaked. They love heat, drought and sneer at -20° winter blasts. All they need is good drainage and little to no fertilizer. Too much makes them flop over.
I'm having to divide these already, their second year. I didn't expect them to get so darn big. So, knowing what I know now, these will be placed on 2' centers from now on.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Adequate but not great

By 

from Brighton, CO

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Bees LOVE it

Cons

  • Becomes unsightly as season wears on
  • Needs support or sprawls over its neighbors

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

True, the bees absolutely LOVE this plant; however, both the foliage and blooms become faded and unsightly as the season progresses. I had 3 of them and have replaced all 3 with Blue Blazes and am glad I did. Blue Blazes blooms longer, retains better color longer into the fall, and flops-sprawls less.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Critter-proof as advertised, strong grower

By 

from Klamath Falls, OR

About Me Avid Gardener

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

      This was one of the few plants I used last year that the deer and rabbits left alone. Plant was over 12" tall by the end of the season. Can't wait to see how much bigger it gets this year!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      very succesful in my bee garden

      By 

      from Pueblo, CO

      About Me Avid Gardener

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

        This plant has been so successful and grew much larger than anticipated. I will have to move it to give it more room and stop it from crowding my other plants. I love the scent, bees and butterflies flock to it

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Only one I've found that likes the south

        By 

        from Beaufort, SC

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          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.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          I wopuld reccommend this plant

          By 

          from Hawaii

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

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

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Just like the catalog says

            By 

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Avid Gardener

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Pale blue color
              • Small In Size

              Best Uses

              • 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.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No show

              By 

              from Estes Park, Co

              About Me Getting Started

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Did Not Survive Winter

                Best Uses

                  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.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Dead

                  By 

                  from Boise, Idaho

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

                  They died.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I NEED MORE OF THIS PLANT !!!

                  By 

                  from Burney, California zone 5.

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Blooms Continually

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    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.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A butterfly and bee attractor!

                    By 

                    from Missouri

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden

                      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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing Agastache

                      By 

                      from Chino Valley AZ

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Outdoors
                        • 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.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for hummingbirds.

                        By 

                        from Fayetteville,TN

                        About Me Master Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Fragrant
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about High Country Gardens Agastache Blue Fortune:

                          I love watching the hummers go for this plant.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          Displaying reviews 1-13

                          Back to top

                          Q & A

                          Suggested Companion Plants:

                          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                          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).

                          Find Your Planting Zone:

                          Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

                          You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser

                          ×

                          Please wait...

                          Item added to your cart

                          has been added to your cart.