Agastache Blue Fortune Description
Agastache Blue Fortune is a fast growing & easy care sun perennial with pretty blue flowers all summer long. It is regarded as one of the HARDIEST of Agastaches on the market today, overwintering reliably in Zone 5 gardens.
Both flowers & foliage have a delicious licorice scent. Delightful blue bottle-brush nectar-rich flowers on 5" spikes appeal to hummingbirds and butterflies. Long lasting flowers just go on and on from summer thru fall with no deadheading or maintenance needed!
Agastache revels in heat, drought & humidity. This easy care perennial thrives in full sun to part shade in a well drained site. This is the hardiest of the Agastaches as it tolerates cold winters & wet soil better than other species.
Very few perennials have such delightful fragrant flowers and bloom so long and reliably. Deer & rabbit proof, this is the ideal garden plant for those hot, dry areas of the garden.
Hyssop forms an upright to mounded shape growing up to 36"" high, making it well suited for the middle or back of the perennial border and will combine well with long blooming Knock Out Roses, Drought Proof Reblooming Daylilies, and Sedums.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Everblooming, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming, Pest Resistant, Season Extender
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Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
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- Height x Width:
36"" X 24""
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Early Summer - Fall
Accent, Background, Border, Cottage Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen
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Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Easily grown in average, well-drained soils.Good soil drainage is essential. Plants will perform poorly and may not survive winter in hard clay soils that retain moisture. Sandy/gravelly mulches will protect plants and help to avoid onset of rot.
Light: Best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade.
Water: Medium moisture. Plants tolerate heat and some dry soils once established.
Spacing: Should be equal to mature spread of plant, so 1.5 - 2 ft spacing allows for good air circulation, and root growth.
Fertilizing: Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring as new growth emerges.
Winterizing: Where winter survival is a potential problem, plants should be sited in protected locations (e.g., southern exposures) with leaf and flower stems being left in place over winter for additional protection.
Maintenance & Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom. Trim back Blue Fortune in early spring, before the plant exhibits new growth. Cut back the plant with pruning shears to a height of 6 inches. Plants rarely need dividing, but you can divide every few years to thin the flower bed, or propagate.
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