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Anise hyssop

600 seeds. Agastache foeniculum. Perennial.


Anise hyssop has fragrant leaves with a sweet licorice flavor and tall spikes of lavender flowers that are attractive to beneficial insects and hummingbirds. The leaves make a tasty tea. Anise hyssop is a favorite plant for beekeepers because the flowers can flavor the bee's honey with anise. This American wildflower is a great addition to any flower or herb garden.


Anise hyssop is also called Agastache anisata, Blue Giant Hyssop, Licorice Mint and Lavender Mint. It is deer resistant and drought tolerant.


Hardy to zones 5–10.


Height 36 inches. Spacing 12 inches. 


Photo courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

Anise hyssop

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