Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Mexican giant hyssop

2 litre pot
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A strong vertical presence from June until October with masses of slender soft-lavender spikes held in darker bracts - set against aromatic apple-green foliage

Val Bourne - Garden Writer


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: hardy (borderline)

    Hyssops are great for adding vertical accents to a border, with whorls of long-lasting, tiny flowers arranged like a bottlebrush and pointed, aromatic fresh green leaves that are attractive to butterflies and bees. They are short-lived though, and may need replacing every few years, especially after a cold or wet winter. Blue Fortune has loose spires of lilac-blue flowers from July to October and peppermint-scented leaves. This upright, bushy perennial is perfect for the middle of a sheltered, sunny border. Try it as part of a Mediterranean scheme, with grey-leaved plants, or among ornamental grasses.

  • Garden care: Don't cut back the faded flower-stems in until early spring, as they provide interest in the winter months. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.


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5.0

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5.0

I would recommend this plant

By Jocelyn

from Suffolk

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
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    Comments about Agastache 'Blue Fortune':

    A perfect plant to attract bees and other insects to my garden. I am very happy that you stocked this variety and that you delivered it so promptly. Many thanks.ŵ

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    5.0

    Lovely plants

    By Wizzy

    from Ludlow

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      Comments about Agastache 'Blue Fortune':

      These plants were a good size for the price and have grown on very well in the border. Placed at the back in a small area they have attracted lots of bees. They still look good even in December as dried flower heads.

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      5.0

      Great plant

      By Miffy

      from Kent

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        Comments about Agastache 'Blue Fortune':

        Lovely healthy plant

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        5.0

        Fabulous plant

        By Viv

        from North Somerset

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          Comments about Agastache 'Blue Fortune':

          Great plant for later summer border, goes really well with orange colour plants such as heliniums. Difficult to keep if really severe winter, so lift and store dry in the unheated greenhouse. Bees love it. A plant I would hate to be without.

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