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Blue Fortune Agastache

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Scientific Name: Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’

Order: Lamiales

Family: Lamiaceae

Type: Perennial

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 379

Blue Fortune agastache is a medium-height perennial plant created by crossing selections of several species of agastache, including species native to North America. Its lavender-blue flowers form a terminal spike that persist from midsummer through the frost of winter. The flowers sit atop fragrant true-green leaves shaped like long teardrops with serrated edges. A long taproot helps this plant continue to thrive during periods of drought, but it prefers to grow in medium, well-drained soil. Plantings of Blue Fortune can help to elevate a sunny boarder or pollinator garden. In late summer, the agastache at Lincoln Park Zoo attract a colorful array of butterflies that hold tight to the flower stalks as they sway in the breeze.

Native Range
From cultivation

USDA Hardiness Zone

Average Mature Height
3 feet

Flower Color
Lavender blue

Flowering Months


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