Grow Anise Hyssop from freshly harvested Agastache foeniculum herb seeds. Anise Hyssop is a lovely herb that produces fragrant, purple flowers. The plants themselves reach a mature height of about 30 to 36 inches tall and are greatly used in the herb garden, as well as flower beds, for their gorgeous blooms. Not only will onlookers be envious of their beauty, but they will attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden. Butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds and ladybugs will cling to these beauties all summer long.
Grown as a perennial flowering herb, Anise Hyssop will establish a deep root system. The plants will grow fairly quickly the first season, only to wilt on the surface with the first killing frost. If temperatures are not extremely harsh, your Anise Hyssop plants will later return the following season from roots. Grow and enjoy this beautiful herb along driveways, walkways, borders and patios. They can even be sown by the masses in a naturalized setting, or anywhere you'd like to add some color. Anise Hyssop is also greatly used in pots & containers as well.
- Type: Herb
- Season: Perennial
- Heirloom: Yes
- Color: Purple
- Height: 30" - 36" Tall
- Width: 24" to 30" Spread
- Maturity: 75 - 80 days
- Uses: Medicinal & Culinary
- Environment: Full sun / partial shade
Sowing The Seed
Anise Hyssop can be grown either indoors or directly outdoors. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow the seeds directly to the surface of the soil, allowing direct sunlight to reach them. This is crucial for proper germination of Anise Hyssop seeds. Transplant the entire peat pots, or direct sow in the garden when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.
Anise Hyssop herbs will enjoy an area that receives full sunlight to partial shade, with temperatures of at least 65F or above. The soil should be rich, fertile and filled with organic matter. Just make sure that it is well drained as well. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily with a light mist setting to avoid disrupting the seeds.
Germination & Growth
Your Anise Hyssop herb seeds will begin to germinate within roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 30 to 36 inches tall and can be spaced about 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. The plants display fragrant, purple flowers, atop green foliage. Anise Hyssop is known to attract an array of beneficial insects, such as butterflies, bumblebees, ladybugs and even hummingbirds as well.