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'Blue Fortune' stands tall and does not collapse.

In addition to being a long-blooming plant, it attracts butterflies and bees.

'Blue Fortune' Mexican Giant Hyssop
Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Labiatae/Lamiaceae

'Blue Fortune' is a robust, eye-catching plant that should not need staking. A cross between A. rugosa and A. foeniculum, it is long-blooming and floriferous with attractive blue-lavender flower spikes that invite butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Visitors to Blue Grass Lane often ask about this plant, which blooms from July to September.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical

Plant Use: As a specimen plant or in groups

Propagation:
stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
dark blue
Bloom Period:
mid-summer
late summer
early fall
mid-fall
Height: Minimum: 24 inches      Maximum: 36 inches

Width: Minimum: 24 inches     Maximum: 36 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Supposedly hardy only to Zone 6, it grows very well in Ithaca's Zone 5. Another cultivar, A. 'Red Fortune,' is a different hybrid not at all like the blue.


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