Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
A favourite of the Heronswood border, Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is as reliable as it is beautiful. Its sublime powder-blue tubular flower spikes provide a profusion of colour for many months, perfectly complementing pastel coloured perennials and straw coloured grasses late into summer. Adored by bees, birds and insects, also known as Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop, Agastaches are a must have to bring biodiversity and pollinators to the garden. Fabulously fragrant, anise scented foliage is an added bonus - plant beside a path where it can be brushed up against and use the leaves for steeping in teas. Suits naturalistic style planting schemes, cottage or coastal gardens.
Agastaches are hardy summer flowering perennials. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established, though will benefit from supplementary watering during extended dry periods. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and prune back to a low mound in winter or early spring.