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Anise Hyssop Seeds

Anise Hyssop Seeds

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~0.1 g (~270 seeds)
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Also known as agastache, lavender hyssop, and licorice mint, this heirloom is loved by hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. With a minty, anise/licorice flavor, it is as useful in the kitchen as it is beautiful. The leaves and flowers make a refreshing, fruity tea, and can be added to salads. The lavender-blue flower spikes are lovely in fresh floral arrangements or dried bouquets. Perennial in USDA zones 4-8. Fairly drought tolerant once established.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Midwestern U.S.

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 4–8

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"-48" tall, 12" wide

Variety Info: 2"–6" long lavender-blue flower spikes

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Edible Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 60°–75°F. May also be sown in late fall for spring germination.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 20 days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10" – 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 10" – 12"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems with 1/3 to 2/3 of the florets open. Change vase water frequently.