|'Blue Fortune' |
'Blue Fortune' is a hybrid of Agastache foeniculum and Agastache rugosa, with spikes of nearly-blue flowers. 'Bolero' is a cross between A. barberi and A. cana. The flower spikes on our seed-grown plants aren't nearly as dense and fluffy as in online photo's of this hybrid, so I think our plants may have reverted to more closely resemble one of the seed parents; they are not unlike A. cana.
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In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: curve garden (back lobe), driveway bed, rock garden
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|Ann Leonard||Jul 25, 2005||How do you propagate the Blue Fortune Agastache? I planted one last year and I'd love to share it with friends. One problem I have had is it's become so large that it's falling over. I need to try to either stake it back or prune it. The bees love it, too.|
I haven't tried to propagate it yet, but I'm pretty sure I've seen it referred to as a self-seeder. I must not take very good care of it, because it doesn't get tall enough to flop for me...
|Maggy||Sep 08, 2005||The real Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is a sterile hybrid, so it will not self- seed. You can propagate it by division or by cuttings taken before flowering. Sterility was the reason for its selection, because self-seeding can be a big problem with some Agastache. Sterility also increases the flowering time.|
Thanks Maggy! I'm pretty sure my plant (from a local plant swap) was a seedling, so its probably not the real thing.
|Barbara||Oct 26, 2009||Thanks for the comment on the sterility. Definitely hasn't self-sown, although I've been trying to encourage it. It grows tough stems that tend to fall over in my hilly rock garden. Bees love it and it still has appeal with the dried "seedheads." This year I had no problem with deer or other critters, though in the past, they've been nibbled.|
|Alan||Mar 29, 2010||These start easily from cuttings with two stem divisions if you don't like to distupt the terrain and parent through root division.|
|lrc||Aug 30, 2010||I believe my agastache are the blue fortune;i am not sure. They are actually more of a lavender/purple than blue - anyway; my plants (2) are about 4 feet tall and the rain and wind have beaten them down. The one plant seems to have a new plant starting up (about 1and ahalf feet tall now) in the center of the flattened stems, the other plant is all out of whack and the stems are pointing out sideways instead of upright. Does anyone know how i can fix them and/or prevent this (i planted them last fall). THANK YOU for any input.
|Sally||May 20, 2012||I just transplanted two Agastache Blue Fortune plants,and the bottom leaves have turned yellow. Any suggestions? Am I overwatering? I didn't think I was, but maybe so...|
- Seed for 'Bolero' from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (88%G, 5-8d)
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