Anise Hyssop
Agastache foeniculum

Anise Hyssop prefers full sun and well-drained soil but will tolerate part shade. It easily self seeds and is hardy up to zone 5. Anise Hyssop usually blooms in it’s second year but don’t be surprised to see some blooms in the first year. You can choose to cut the plant back by 1/3 after blooming and the plant will bush out and bloom again. Once established it will send up shoots from the roots and spread out wider.

USDA Zone 3-8
Plant Spacing 12-16"
Sun Exposure Full Sun / Part Shade
Soil Moisture Mesic (Medium) / Dry-Mesic Dry
Height 3 feet
Bloom Time June – Sept

PLANT BENEFITS

Anise Hyssop is a bee, hummingbird, and butterfly magnet. Goldfinches also like to eat its seeds. The color and shape of the flowers are among bees’ favorites. Anise hyssop can be found in open prairies, but also likes growing on the edges of open woodlands. Anise Hyssop has very showy flowers and fragrant foliage.

New seedlings are hardy and can be transplanted easily. Anise Hyssop makes an excellent addition to herb gardens, borders, perennial gardens, and prairie restorations. When the leaves of the Anise Hyssop are crushed they smell like licorice and have been used to make tea and cold remedies.


PLANT DETAILS

Anise hyssop will grow to a height of 2′ or more depending on sunlight and soil. Each plant sends up attractive and fragrant spikes of rich purple flowers from early summer into fall. The small flowers are arranged in dense whorls that are crowded along the spike, although sometimes the whorls are less crowded and more interrupted. The calyx of a flower is tubular and has five teeth; it is usually dull blue-violet or a similar color, becoming more colorful toward its tips.

RANGE MAP


Anise Hyssop Range Map




Anise Hyssop

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Anise Hyssop is a bee, hummingbird, and butterfly magnet. Goldfinches also like to eat its seeds.


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