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Agastache 'Red Fortune'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Fortune
Additional cultivar information: (PP11816)
Hybridized by Degenhardt; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

Synonym:Agastache mexicana

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

11 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cloud91977 On Aug 30, 2011, cloud91977 from Spring Valley, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

The first year we had this one I didn't much care for it as the flowerheads were so thick and heavy, and the stems so fragile, that everyday there'd be more broken stems laying on the ground. Then I started cutting it to the ground in BOTH March and August. Now the plants still gets 2+ feet tall, but the stems are no longer breaking as the flowerheads are not getting as big around (or producing so much seed!)

Planted on a small mound in compost and decomposed granite ammended clay soil, this plant lives on winter rain and whatever garden water it can get from a nearby plant that is watered once a month. The bases of our plants are shaded by surrounding plants and so aren't mulched by anything more than leaf litter from its neighbors, which is always removed before the winter rains set it.

The flowers on this one are the most gorgeous shade of pink that seems to blend well with every other color in our garden. Hummingbirds are vastly more attracted to this one than to other hummingbird plants in the area (including other agastaches and several native sages.)

Especially gorgeous planted in front of the taller growing 'Summer Breeze' and/or 'Ava'!

Positive gracepete On Mar 15, 2008, gracepete from Albany, OR wrote:

Last June (2007) I found Agastache 'Red Fortune' at a local nursery. It was growing in a one gallon pot and in full, gorgeous-gotta-have bloom. I bought two plants. Of all the agastaches, Red Fortune has, in my opinion, the most favorable flower color--a rich cerise red with a hint of purple and no orange. My plants grew about 24 inches tall and were in bloom most of the summer and fall. It is March 2008 now and both plants survived a soggy winter, (Zone 8b) planted in well-draining soil. There is a nice clump of new foliage about an inch tall that appears to be impervious to slugs, of which I have an abundance. In my experience, agastaches will root readily from semi-hard stem cuttings. I can't have too many Red Fortunes.

Positive Marilynbeth On Jul 27, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Bought 4 one-gallon pots of 'Red Fortune' this year. It is new to me and couldn't resist getting them. Beautiful and smells great. More plants for the little Hummers! Lean soil, excellent drainage and pea gravel on top (like all other Agastaches, Lavender and Penstemons).


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spring Valley, California
Marietta, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Lima, Ohio
Albany, Oregon
Leesburg, Virginia

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