giant hyssop ‘Blue Fortune’

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ is an aromatic plant with leaves that have been used to flavor teas or jams, while the seeds are used in muffins, cookies and other sweets. Be sure to get a whiff of the leaves in the garden, their minty anise smell is very pleasant.

A. ‘Blue Fortune’ has tall, dense spikes of small lavender blue flowers throughout the summer and into early fall. There are often interruptions in the flowering spikes, with empty spaces along the stem between the blooms that creates an interesting effect. The fragrant leaves are a light gray-green covered in a bit of downy fuzz beneath.

Botanical Name Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’
Common Name giant hyssop ‘Blue Fortune’
Family Lamiaceae
USDA Zone 5 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 2-3ft x 1.5-2ft (60-90cm x 45-60cm)
Flower Color Blue to Lavender-Blue
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin: Hybrid of A. foeniculum (United States) x A. rugosa (Korea). Selected by Gert Fortgens of Arboretum Trompenberg in Rotterdam.
Location in Lurie Garden Southwest Light Plate, Northeast Light Plate, Northwest Light Plate, Southwest Dark Plate