Herb - Anise Hyssop
Agastache foeniculumWonderful licorice flavor and scent. Grows about 18" high with purple flowers and soft green leaves. A natural sweetness makes delicious tea. Hardy perennial in zones 4-9. Full sun. (0.1 Gram Packet)~section~
|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100' Row||Average Yield / 100' Row||Days to Harvest|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||65-85°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Anise hyssop is a hardy perennial (Zones 4-9) that prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Plants will tolerate poor soils and once established, thrive in dry conditions.
Anise hyssop can be direct sown outdoors in early spring or started indoors and transplanted outside once the danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 65-85°F. Sow seeds 2-4" apart on soil surface and press down lightly to settle. Seeds will germinate in 10-14 days. Thin seedlings so mature plants are 12-16" apart.
Harvest flowers and leaves while plants are flowering. Use fresh or dried in teas or as a licorice flavoring in dishes.