Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

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

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • 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 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 but this product again

5

good quality plants. Well packed for delivery.

plantaholic

Hampshire

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Impressive

4

5 of these made a beautiful impressive clump, unfortunately did not survive the cold snap last winter in Brighton although this was exceptionaly cold, hoping the current ones reappear this spring

JDLW

Brighton

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I would buy this plant again

5

I bought this to attract pollinators it did ,and some .. star performer!!

Bobby

Essex

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Great plant!

5

This plant is worth growing even as an annual. Unlike Black Adder, It really doesn't mind heavy clay and grows to be quite large. Most of the time they survive the Winter but sometimes you just have to start again.

SL

London

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Long lasting , strong growth & loved by bees.

5

Used three 9cm plants to form a large clump in a new border. Really pleased with effect. Good strong growth. Looked great with anemone and persicaria. Flowered well into autumn.

Jane

North Yorkshire

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The bees love it

5

Agastache has become one of my herbaceous favourites. The bees love it, it flowers for months, the flower colour is lovely and it holds up well in the winter border. What's not to like? Oh, and it is hardy too.

Galanthus

Chester

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Brilliant.

5

Like 'Blackadder' this is a superb bee plant which seems to out do even the Buddleja and Hebe as the most attractive flower for bees. Flower colour is great and lasts a very long time - June to mid-October. Very versatile, perfectly at home in a nature/meadow garden as well as in the border, due to its natural/native mint appearance.

DavidG

Essex

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Not hardy

3

Bought three of these last year. Sadly they have all died

Diana

Notts

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I would most certainly purchase again

5

Good looker

Nicknames are naff

Somerset

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Great plant, good size and already starting to grow.

5

Have been gardening now since I was five, sixty and some years, love it as much as ever. No good buying plants that are too small, they take too long to establish a fair size clump. Plants from Crocus are a good size to start with. Great. No time to wait for years.

Amberdragon

Conisbrough Yorkshire

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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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