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