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Common names:
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Botanical names:
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Agastache foeniculum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 30 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Licorice scent when leaves are brushed
Flowers: Showy
Other: Bottlebrush-like
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Lavender blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Good self-seeder
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2004 Great Plant Picks award winner; 2004 Georgia Gold Medal Winner
Parentage: Agastache foeniculum x Agastache rugosa


The All Things Plants Top 25 Salvias and AgastachesThe All Things Plants Top 25 Salvias and Agastaches
By dave on September 20, 2014

Let's open Salvias and Agastaches week with a look at the most popular plants in the database. 'Black and Blue', 'Golden Jubilee', and 'Hot Lips' top the list, of course.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 4, 2011 10:57 AM

In my opinion the best of the blue Hyssops. Blooms on mine were always covered in yellow swallowtail butterflies. Long spikes of masses of tiny blue flowers appear to be one giant fuzzy bloom. Starts blooming in July. Unfortunately the one large plant I had for many years died out over one winter and I have never gotten around to replacing it.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 4, 2011 4:04 PM

'Blue Fortune' is a beautiful and robust plant in my zone and produces a continuous mass of soft powder-blue flower spikes from early July onwards. It's a magnet for butterflies and bees. Hummingbirds like it as well.

Plant In full sun and well-drained soil. It will withstand summer heat and early frosts.

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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Aug 18, 2012 6:43 AM

The bees love this plant.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Mar 15, 2013 11:09 PM

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is an excellent one for attracting butterflies! The bees and hummingbirds love it also! They love it! Just make sure it's in full sun and has excellent drainage. It's a beautiful blue color in bloom and so easy to grow. Just make sure it has plenty (the required amount) of space and then get ready for all the butterflies, bees and hummers to show up and enjoy the plant.

I'll always have and make room for this beauty in my yard. It's a winner!

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 10:27 AM

Very reliable.

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Posted by janetplanet on Sep 7, 2015 8:29 AM

So far, so good with this plant. Bees love it. It seems to enjoy our zone 8 heat.

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jerseyridgearts On June 13, 2014 Obtained plant
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