Popular bedding plant and edible flower.Very aromatic with a sweet, licorice-mint flavor. Vigorous plants produce abundant blooms, attracting bees and other pollinators. Anise hyssop is also known as giant hyssop, blue giant hyssop, fennel giant hyssop, and fragrant giant hyssop.
•Edible Flowers: Leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried to flavor drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts.
Avg. 87,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-16 days.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Tamp seeds into the soil mix or just barely cover with soil. Anise hyssop will transplant easily at any age. When transplanting, place seedlings 6-12" apart in rows 24-36" apart.
Direct seed: Sow shallowly, 1/4" deep, one seed per inch in spring. Thin to 6-12" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: A sandy, moist, well-drained loam.
PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".
PLANT SPACING: 6-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-9.
HARVEST: Cut both flowers and leaves for fresh use or hang to dry for tea.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Agastache foeniculum