Breathtaking Hummingbird Mint Blue Fortune Hyssop
- Blue-Violet Spike Blooms
- Wand-Like Flowers Rise High Above Dark Green Foliage
- Powder Blue-Violet Spikes of Compound Flowers
- Tall Accent Perennial for Summer
- Blooms Over a Long Time from Summer to Early Fall
- Foliage is Fresh Scented
- Wonderful Nectar Resource for Butterfly Gardens
- Support Butterflies, Honey Bees, Hummingbirds and Beneficial Pollinators
- Widely Adaptable
- Rarely Damaged by Deer
- Award-Winning Variety
Let this perfectly modern cultivar of the old-fashioned native Hummingbird Mint become the star of your landscape late in the growing season. Our growers take special pride in growing these tall accent perennials.
Blue Fortune Hyssop (Agastache 'Blue Fortune') is an impressive herbaceous perennial that makes a big visual impact. These beautiful plants produce a long-lasting display of erect, lavender-blue flowers borne on lofty flower spikes.
The flowers bloom freely from summer through early fall. Use Blue Fortune to add color to your late season garden, when many other plants are finished.
Fill any "holes" in your flowering perennial border from midsummer to early fall with this magnificent variety. It not only looks terrific, it's also a mainstay for beneficial pollinators and our precious native bee populations.
Hummingbirds, honey bees and butterflies can't resist these valuable plants. They gain easy access to late-season nectar from the plentiful tube-shaped, double-lobed blooms that spiral up the entire length of the sturdy, square stems.
This improved cultivar of Hummingbird Mint also features fragrant, lush, dark green foliage. Like many herbs, the dark green, toothed oval leaves are downy white underneath.
Crush the leaves to enjoy a wonderfully fresh scent redolent of peppermint, lemon and black licorice. Use them in dried potpourri, or scent homemade soap or candles. Add several leaves to infuse a truly refreshing glass of iced tea or water.
Anise Hyssop essential oil is said to have purifying benefits, and its chemical compounds display antibacterial and antifungal properties. Hyssop is mentioned in the Bible, and has a long history in culinary, medicinal and historical uses.
Agastache originates from the Greek word aga, meaning "very much," and stachys, meaning "spikes," referring to the many flower spikes. As one of the easiest and most rewarding perennials to grow, this award-winning Blue Fortune is a tremendously long bloomer!
Plant this handsome low-maintenance clumping perennial in a sunny location. You can enjoy its long-lasting blooms and color, especially late in the season when other plants begin to fade!
Don't miss out on the clear, light purple tones and the excellent performance of Blue Fortune Hyssop. Order several today!
How to Use Blue Fortune Hyssop in the Landscape
If you have a sunny perennial border, you'll want to use these in the mid-ground for a big boost of color. Partner these wand-like flowers with earlier-blooming Salvia and even Liatris for a continuous look through the season.
Add Blue Fortune Hyssop to herb gardens. Go all-in with an elaborate Knot Garden design, or plant your herbs in a tidy rectangular planting bed for easy harvest.
Add long, low hedges of this Anise Hyssop, Lavender, Bergamot and Sage to create a frame around annual culinary herbs you plant each year. Organize walkways around your planting bed with brick or crushed limestone to create a fantastic garden feature.
Space them 12 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. They'll grow together and touch for a continuous band of lovely, blue-violet.
Roses make an especially effective contrast to Blue Fortune Hyssop. Use pristine white, bold yellow, mesmerizing pink or brilliant red Roses—they'll all look good. You'll maximize the charm of both of these beautiful plants by planting them in partnership.
Have you ever dreamed of taking out the front lawn? Go ahead! Install a creative and happy flowering jumble in your own personal Cottage Garden.
Hyssop can be grown along walkways and paths. Allow your guests to brush against the scented foliage to layer in an important fragrance element in your design.
Blue Fortune also helps your efforts in a homegrown Victory Garden. Grow the plants in-ground, or use a "Fillers" in large, seasonal containers. Attract beneficial pollinators to a "Second Season" veggie patch that is sown after you've enjoyed the first harvest.
No Butterfly Garden would be complete with Blue Fortune Hyssop. Send migrating monarchs on their way south with a good nectar resource.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Give Blue Fortune Hyssop full sun for best flowering. The drying power of the morning sun keeps the licorice scented foliage healthy.
It also requires sharply drained soil. Good drainage ensures that the root system receives enough oxygen.
If your soil retains water for a long time, consider planting it in containers. Or, plant them in raised beds.
Although this plant does well in thin, poor soil, we do recommend an application of Root Booster to the top few inches of backfill soil. Protect your investment with healthy roots.
Beneficial mycorrhiza and other key ingredients work with your plant to create a symbiotic relationship. Root Booster helps your plant uptake nutrients in the soil more efficiently.
While moderately drought tolerant, you'll get the best performance with a regular schedule of supplemental water. Use a consistent watering schedule for plants growing in containers.
This variety of Hyssop is more tolerant of cold winters and wet soil. However, in the coldest Zones, give it a sheltered spot.
Be sure to leave the dried foliage on the plant overwinter. Instead, allow the dried foliage to stand for extra winter protection from crown rot. In early spring, do a light cleanup and trim last year's growth to a height of 6 inches.
If you'd like to restrict the height of this tall perennial, pinch back its blue-green foliage in spring before the flower buds are formed.
Use Blue Fortune Hyssop in your landscape for color, history and handsome good looks this season. Order yours today!
|Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
|2 - 3 feet
|18 - 24 inches
|Growing Zone Range
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