Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

6 × 9cm pots £35.94 £17.97
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Buy Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Mexican giant hyssop: Aromatic foliage and very handsome flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: hardy (borderline)

    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 in until early spring, as they provide interest in the winter months. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.

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Great specimens - have adapted to their new home well!

5

Part of a border. Great specimens. Have flowered profusely since planting.

Karen -

Devon

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Good buy

5

Did well in SE facing Scottish front garden

Pelham

Edinburgh

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Value for money, long flowering

5

Good border filler

Vickers

Glasgow

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Growing well and plenty of colour.

4

Haven't found any problems so far. It looks good .

Izzy

Fife

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Beautiful

5

Lovely looking plants .Versatile as will grow in different areas in garden

Happy gardener

Southport

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Superb.

5

A wonderful plant, which looks brilliant in a variety of setting; Cottage & meadow gardens especially. Looks great in a pot on the patio too. Plant where you can enjoy its minty scented leaves as you brush past. By far the best bee plant I have come across. Last year mine flowered late June - late October.

DavidG

Essex

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My favourite

5

My favourite agastache. I have tried other varieties, but if you garden on heavy clay this is the one to go for. The 9cm pot plant will be ready by the end of Summer to give you quite a show. This is also a favourite with bees and bumblebees. I grow it with echinops, salvia Amistad and phlox White admiral in dappled shade as it seems to prefer it to full sun. It doubles in size in the second year but the number of flowers justify the bushy appearance. If you prefer it shorter give it a Chelsea chop. If you have more forgiving soil soil it would probably look wonderful with cosmos and penstemon.The colour is somewhat washed denim with a hint of purple depending on the light.

SL

London

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Lovely Plant

5

It is in a pot and last year looked lovely, so have fingers x for the coming year.

Flossy 48

Chippenham, Wiltshire

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I would recommend this product

5

Excellent plants that have grown really well and are beautiful.

Reebee

Suffolk

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Earns its keep

5

Flowered all summer and did not need staking

Joyce

Rural Essex

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Advice on planting your pre-designed Red Summer border Dear sir/madam I am particularly interested in buying the Red Summer Pre Designed Border. Please can you tell me whether these plants are suitable for planting in conjunction with weed inhibiting fabric. I want to minimise the amount of weeding required. Many thanks for your help Ruth

Ruth Hamilton

Hello Ruth, You can plant these into the weed supressing fabric without any trouble at all, provided you make sure the fabric allows the water to drain through. All you need to do is cut big crosses into the fabric and peel back the edges to plant and then fold back the edges again. I hope this helps.

Crocus Helpdesk

What can I plant in my planting bed? I have lost a plant in the middle of a border and am left with an unsightly hole which I would like to fill with some colour again. It is a narrow border so I don't want anything too large - probably no bigger than 50x50 cm. It is a mixed shrub/perennial border of pink, blue and white, which gets lots of sun and tends to be fairly dry - the soil is clay. The surrounding plants are perennial cornflower, hardy geraniums and osteospermum. Can you recommend something which will quickly fill the gap?

Annabelle Coombs

There are some lovely plants that would be suitable for the spot you described. Just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Agastache Blue Fortune http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=208&CategoryID= Dicentra spectabilis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/geranium-macrorrhizum-white-ness/classid.2000015973/ http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=2839&CategoryID= Geranium maculatum Elizabeth Ann http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=2000005206&CategoryID= Polemonium caeruleum http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=3456&CategoryID= Sanguisorba albiflora http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=3564&CategoryID=

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