All summer I have noticed in various gardens and on garden bloggers posts a plant that has caught my eye. Lovely long stems of blue fluff. I just had to know what it was and could I grow it in my sandy soil. The plant in question turned out to be Agastache or Anise Hyssop. The other day I was going into my favourite superstore for a few things and outide the door were shelves of plants. I stopped to look at what they had and my eye caught sight of blue. Sure enough it was my hearts desire and the rest is history.
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune is in the family of mints. You can tell that by the square stem. It has the most wonderful smell of licorise. It grows in full sun and well drained soil. Originally this plant came from China and Japan and was know to grow in poor ground. Agastache will bloom in Zones 5-9 Cdn from mid summer to end of autumn.
This fellow was on it before I could get it planted. I have heard that this plant produces many seeds that pop up all over. I will be happy to have it survive the winter.
I have just one other flower to show you that is just blooming now. I planted a large container quite late and placed a Canna in the centre. I have searched high and low for the tag but I can’t find it. You may recognize it anyway.
It is not fully open yet but I wanted to include it today. Join us over at TootsieTime for Fertilizer Friday. Happy Gardening. Valerie