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Herb seeds - Anise : Grows 18" high of secondary featherlike leaves, used as a culinary spice, oil, and tea. Annual.

Herb - Anise

Pimpinella anisum

Wonderful licorice flavor and scent. Grows about 18" high with secondary featherlike leaflets of bright green. Used as a culinary spice, oil, and tea. Full sun. Annual. (1.75 Gram Packet)

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
12000 n/a n/a 120
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
Direct Seed 1/4" 3-4" 800
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
12-18" 10-12 Annual 2-3 years

Site Selection

Anise is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and well-drained soil.


Anise does not transplant well, so seed directly into container or garden beds after the danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 65-85°F. Sow seeds ¼" deep and 3-4" apart. Seeds will germinate in 10-12 days. Thin seedlings so mature plants are 12-18" apart.


Anise seed will be ready to harvest in approximately 120 days. Harvest seed when flower heads are mostly dry and brown. Cut entire flower heads and if still moist, hang in dry area. Separate seed from flower heads and remove outer seed coat.