Agastache rugosa X foeniculum 'Blue Fortune'
Common Name - Hummingbird Mint or Anise Hyssop
Blue Fortune is a proven performer in gardens and dispite the common name, its not a Mint at all!. It is easy to grow and drought tolerant after establishment and is an ideal addition to the perennial boarder. This fantastic Dutch bred hybrid, is very popular with designers and very suited to Australian climates. The blue-mauve bottle-brush flower-heads flower prolifically from late spring, summer and into autumn. Attracting birds and bees to your garden. The foliage has a highly fragrant sweet mint smell and may be used to make herbal tea. Agastache like similar positions to Salvia's in the garden. Nice compact variety.
Flower Time - Spring, Summer, Autumn
Size - Grows to 90cm-1m high x 70-90cm wide.
Use - Quickly develops into a full bush. Ideal for sunny borders, clustered in perennial borders or combination patio containers. Is frost and drought resistant, tolerates hot dry or wet summers.
Position - Full sun gardens with relatively fertile soil. Hardy, water during extended dry periods and fertilise in spring.
Maintenance - Easy to grow. Remove spent flowers to encourage repeat flowering. Cut back to approx 25cm in early spring to make way for new growth then fertilise
At a Glance
- Full sun
- Great for sunny borders
- Bee attracting