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.
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun / Part Shade|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic (Medium) / Dry-Mesic Dry|
|Bloom Time||June – Sept|
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.