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Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’

Giant Hyssop 'Blue Fortune'

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height1m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourViolet-blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ (Giant Hyssop 'Blue Fortune'). This cultivar has upright spikes of violet-blue flowers appearing throughout the summer to early autumn. Foliage is licorice-scented.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China, Japan , USA, Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and aromatic foliage. Suitable for borders, walls, gravel gardens, containers, areas which are dry or with poor soil. Flowers and leaves are edible.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Grow in well drained soil in full sun. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Can tolerate poor soils.

Propagation

This cultivar is sterile, so can only be propagated by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may effect the leaves in dry summers.

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