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AGASTACHE mexicana 'Red Fortune'

Image of Agastache mexicana 'Red Fortune'

Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

AGASTACHE mexicana 'Red Fortune'

Plant Common Name

Mexican Hyssop, Red Fortune Mexican Hyssop

General Description

No relation to Agastache 'Blue Fortune', Red Fortuneā„¢ is a free-blooming, upright selection of Agastache mexicana, a fragrant, short-lived, bushy perennial native to Mexico. Its open spikes of rich purple-pink flowers appear from summer into fall above lance-shaped, lemon-scented leaves.

This low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant likes well drained soil and full sun. It is an excellent choice for sunny mixed borders and hummingbird gardens and does well in containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 7

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    28"-36" / 71.1cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Fall

  • Native To

    Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Pink, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes