Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

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Buy Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Mexican giant hyssop: Spires of lilac flowers and aromatic leaves


  • 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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Notes on Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

"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"

I would recommend this plant

5

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

Jocelyn

Suffolk

Yes

Lovely plants

5

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.

Wizzy

Ludlow

Yes

Great plant

5

Lovely healthy plant

Miffy

Kent

Yes

Fabulous plant

5

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.

Viv

North Somerset

Yes

Agastache'Blue Fortune'

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Hello, I have a small area near a patio, that gets full sun. It is dry in summer but very boggy if there is alot of rain. I have planted Hebes and Lavender but would like something that will cope with the diverse situations and give me color. The soil is clay. Thank you.

Slapdash

Hello, There are lots of things that might be suitable - here are some of my favourites. Roses http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/roses/bush-rose/plcid.8/plcid.662/ Geranium Brookside http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.brookside/sort.0/ Geranium x oxonianum Wargrave Pink http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/geranium--oxonianum-wargrave-pink/classid.2831/ Hemerocallis http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hemerocallis/sort.0/ Campanula lactiflora Pritchards Variety http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/campanula-lactiflora-pritchards-variety/classid.649/ Bergenia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.bergenia/sort.0/ I hope this gives you lots of ideas,

Helen

Advice on planting your pre-designed Red Summer border Dear sir/madam I am particularly interested in buying the Red Summer Pre Designed Border. Please can you tell me whether these plants are suitable for planting in conjunction with weed inhibiting fabric. I want to minimise the amount of weeding required. Many thanks for your help Ruth

Ruth Hamilton

Hello Ruth, You can plant these into the weed supressing fabric without any trouble at all, provided you make sure the fabric allows the water to drain through. All you need to do is cut big crosses into the fabric and peel back the edges to plant and then fold back the edges again. I hope this helps.

Crocus Helpdesk

What can I plant in my planting bed? I have lost a plant in the middle of a border and am left with an unsightly hole which I would like to fill with some colour again. It is a narrow border so I don't want anything too large - probably no bigger than 50x50 cm. It is a mixed shrub/perennial border of pink, blue and white, which gets lots of sun and tends to be fairly dry - the soil is clay. The surrounding plants are perennial cornflower, hardy geraniums and osteospermum. Can you recommend something which will quickly fill the gap?

Annabelle Coombs

There are some lovely plants that would be suitable for the spot you described. Just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Agastache Blue Fortune http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=208&CategoryID= Dicentra spectabilis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/geranium-macrorrhizum-white-ness/classid.2000015973/ http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=2839&CategoryID= Geranium maculatum Elizabeth Ann http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=2000005206&CategoryID= Polemonium caeruleum http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=3456&CategoryID= Sanguisorba albiflora http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=3564&CategoryID=

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