'Blue Fortune' is an award-winning plant for good reason: it offers a long season of bloom from midsummer to early fall with lavender blue, bottlebrush-like flowers on strong, upright stems. The foliage smells distinctly like black licorice when crushed and can be used in salads. A hybrid between the North American A. foeniculum and the Asian A. rugosa.
Common Name: Anise Hyssop
Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Award: AGM, GPP
Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
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