Friday, August 13, 2010

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' - Late Summer Bloomer

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is a sturdy perennial with a very blue flower. at its peak in late summer, it is a welcome addition to any perennial border. (Aren't any late blooms welcome?) And while so many other plants got toasted in the dry heat of this summer, this agastache has thrived.

'Blue Fortune' produces spikes of powder-blue flowers held over large, deep green foliage. The plant stands approximately 36 inches tall with a mature width of 18 inches. Peak bloom occurs in midsummer when butterflies are plentiful.
Noteworthy characteristics: This variety is more tolerant of cold winters and wet soil than other species of Agastache.

Prefers full sun to light shade and dry to medium soil.