Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Hummingbird Mint
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Oct
Height: 3-4' Spacing: 15"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Product Details

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Robust 'Blue Fortune' is a mass of soft powder-blue flower spikes from July onwards, making it a magnet for butterflies and admiring visitors alike. The well-branched stems require no cutting back as the season progresses, and they are a great addition to bouquets. A Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit plant.

Agastache is a genus of about 30 aromatic species native to central and eastern Asia, Mexico, and the United States. Careful breeding and selection have given us newcomers that offer exceptional garden performance and a long season of bloom. In full sun and well-drained soil, they happily shrug off summer heat and early frosts.

For more information on the growing and care of Agastache, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Reviews

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Still Awesome

A viewer from St Petersburg, FL

Here's an update, Aug. 2018. Unfortunately, the bees & other pollinators won't hardly visit anything but the Blue Fortune. Fortunately, I purchased a 2nd plant & it is about to bloom. Whew! The bees et al congregate at the Blue Fortune from dawn to dusk, even after the hourly rain storms. I just went outside to see what the pollinator activity was. About 2% at the blossoming spearmint, 0% at any of the flowers per se, 98% still crazy over the Blue Fortune. Wish I'd realized this last March. But, as I mentioned, I did buy a 2nd one (in late June, so about 30 days to bloom). I am getting ready to order a couple more. Still totally awesome!!!!!

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Disappeared

A viewer from Atlanta,Ga

Planted 6 of these. Performed as advertised. Came back the 2nd year and was even better. Then disappeared. None of them returned the 3rd year. Is that usual?

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Just as Pictured

Patti from St Petersburg, FL

This plant arrived neatly bundled in shredded paper. I wasn't sure if I could make a go of it, but I went ahead & planted it in the best soil $$$ could buy & watered it daily. It has been blooming now for several weeks. A magnet for butterflies. I am ordering another one even though it's late June & Florida can be, well, sweltering. I can't bear for the flying friends to be without it & don't know what the life cycle of the current plant will be. It's surprisingly candelabra-branching. Beautiful plant.

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A Wonderful, Confounding, Delightful Plant

A viewer from Northern Indiana

I ordered 3 of these Agastache last fall, planted them (following WFF’s spacing recommendations), and they survived the winter here in northern Indiana (Zone 5B). This spring they showed up as healthy, vibrant green, compact 6-inch plants by the end of April…then they just sat there, not changing, not growing, for SIX weeks. I’d find myself just standing and staring at them. Then I found myself talking to them. “Are you okay?” “What do you need?”
Then in mid-June they began to grow and in two weeks they were 24 inches tall. The first of July, 5-inch medium blue “candles” bloomed at the end of every stalk. My three plants merged into one mass ~36 inches in diameter with 24 inches of foliage and completely covered with 5-inch blooms. It’s now the end of September and the blooming has not diminished a bit. The foliage is healthy and pest and disease free. I still find myself standing, staring, and talking to them. “I love you, you little Agastache, you!”

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bee magnets!

A viewer from Richmond, VA

Thrilled with these plants. I planted them last fall, and from the moment the first blooms emerged this spring, they've been covered with bees all day long. I've also been pleased that the blooms have lasted the entire, hot summer. My only complaint is that my location gets only afternoon sun, so the plants lean badly, and have needed significant staking to stay upright.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-gas'tuh-kee  

Agastache is a genus of about 30 aromatic species native to central and eastern Asia, Mexico, and the United States: A. foeniculum is native to the United States; A. rugosa is from China and Japan. Careful breeding and selection have given us newcomers that offer exceptional garden performance and a long season of bloom. In full sun and well-drained soil, they happily shrug off summer heat and early frosts.

Light/Watering: Full sun. Some afternoon shade will protect the leaf color of yellow-foliaged Agastaches.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Average garden soil that drains well. Do not fertilize the first spring after planting; in subsequent years fertilize once in early spring with 10-10-10 or a layer of well-rotted compost. Acid to neutral pH.

Pests/Diseases: Few insect problems. Mildew can affect the leaves during dry summer weather. Deer generally do not bother Agastache, which is a member of the Mint family.

Companions: Other plants that prefer full sun and well-drained soil make good partners, for example: Milkweed (Asclepias), grasses (especially shorter varieties of Festuca), Yarrow (Achillea), Gaillardia, or Russian Sage (Perovskia). The bushier varieties of Agastache hold their own against most other perennials in a sunny border.

Dividing/Transplanting: Divide in spring if plant has outgrown its space; plant crown at soil level.

Calendar of Care - Agastache

Early Spring: Gradually remove any winter cover. Cut back old stems; large clumps may be divided. Apply one application of balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer or a 1–2″ layer of well-rotted compost (keep at least several inches away from the plant's crown).

End-of-Season Care: Cut stems back half way to protect the plants from damage by winter winds.

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