Mexican giant hyssop

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Mexican giant hyssop - Agastache  'Blue Fortune'

Common Name: Mexican giant hyssop
Genus: Agastache
Cultivar: 'Blue Fortune'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Hyssops are great for adding vertical accents to a border with whorls of long-lasting tiny flowers arranged like a bottlebrush and pointed aromatic fresh green leaves that are attractive to butterflies and bees. They are short-lived though and may need replacing every few years especially after a cold or wet winter. 'Blue Fortune' has loose spires of lilac-blue flowers from July to October and peppermint-scented leaves. This upright bushy perennial is perfect for the middle of a sheltered sunny border. Try it as part of a Mediterranean scheme with grey-leaved plants or among ornamental grasses.

  • Garden care: Don't cut back the faded flower-stems until early spring as  they provide interest in the winter months. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.



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