Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Hummingbird Mint

$12.95
$12.95
Size

Description

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Hummingbird Mint is an impressively long-bloomer with spikes of lavender-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall. It provides a pop of color when other perennials are fading. Agastache can be deadheaded to promote even more blooming.

It's not hard to see why this plant is called Hummingbird Mint! 'Blue Fortune' is a hit with hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.

Agastache gets another one of its common names, Anise Hyssop, from its minty-licorice fragrance. The scent repels deer, but smells wonderful to us.

Whether you know it as Hummingbird Mint or Anise Hyssop, Agastache ' Blue Fortune' is a must-have for sunny pollinator gardens and showy borders.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Hummingbird Mint, Anise Hyssop
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-draining soil
  • Height at Maturity: 24-36
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Summer, Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

Agastache prefers well-drained, average to poor soils, and does not need fertilizing. Overly fertile soil will cause the plants to flop over. A mild soil additive like compost is acceptable.
These plants respond well to cutting back and regrow quickly. For winter hardiness allow stems to remain until new growth appears in spring.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/22. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/29 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 10-7: Already started
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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We ship via UPS or USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.