Let this perfectly modern cultivar of the old-fashioned native Hummingbird Mint become the star of your landscape late in the growing season. The lovely 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. Our growers take special pride in growing these tall accent perennials.
The flowers bloom freely from summer through early fall. 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. As one of the easiest and most rewarding perennials to grow, this award-winning Blue Fortune is a tremendously long bloomer!
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.
Don't miss out on the clear, light purple tones and the excellent performance of Blue Fortune Hyssop. Very cold and especially heat tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 9, these herbaceous perennial plants grow to about 2-3 feet tall! Waving strong in the breezes and filling in up to 2 feet wide in a carefree open and airy branched spread!
Use Blue Fortune to add color to your late-season garden, when many other plants are finished. Fill any empty holes in your flowering perennial border from midsummer to early fall with this magnificent variety. You can enjoy its long-lasting blooms and color, especially late in the season when other plants begin to fade!
It not only looks terrific, but it's also a mainstay for beneficial pollinators and our precious native bee populations. No Butterfly Garden would be complete without Blue Fortune Hyssop! Send migrating Monarchs on their way south with a good nectar resource. 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 culinary Herbs you plant each year. Organize walkways around your planting bed with brick or crushed limestone to create a fantastic garden feature!
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! This soothing color combined with the aromatic fragrance of the leaves is the perfect pairing!
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 or Rock Garden on a front yard berm. 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 them as Fillers in large, seasonal containers! Tolerant of drier soil and xeric locations once established, Hyssop can be highly drought-tolerant! Don't forget to snip a few for your indoor bouquets!
This variety of Hyssop is more tolerant of cold winters and wet soil. However, in the coldest growing zones, give it a sheltered spot. Plant this handsome low-maintenance clumping perennial in a sunny location.
Give Blue Fortune Hyssop full sun for best flowering, favoring the drying power of the morning sun keeps the licorice-scented foliage healthy and mildew-free! 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.
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 you protect your investment and encourage healthy roots. Beneficial mycorrhiza and other key ingredients work with your plant to create a symbiotic relationship. Nature Hills Root Booster helps your plant uptake nutrients in the soil more efficiently.
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. In the fall, trim last year's growth to a height of 6 inches and loosely cover the crown with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist bark chips for winter protection. Give your perennials a good drink before winter so the roots don’t dry out.
Use Blue Fortune Hyssop in your landscape for pollinators, soothing color, unique fragrance, established history, and handsome good looks this season. Order yours today at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Agastache 'Blue Fortune'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Aromatic Green|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|