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Agastache foeniculum

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) ag-ah-STAK-ee foe-NIK-yew-lum Genus:  Agastache

A classic plant for both herb gardens and borders, anise hyssop is composed of erect branches of mint-and-licorice-scented, medium green leaves ending in fuzzy spikes of small lavender flowers. The plant grows to 3 to 5 feet tall and 1 foot wide and reseeds freely. The flowers are edible and are charming crumbled into salads. The flowers are highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Resistant to deer.


Provide full sun and moist to dry, well-drained soil.


 Divide clumps in spring or transplant self-sown seedlings.


Occasional downy mildew my occur. 


Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Beneficial Bugs, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Foliage, Native, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Purple Uses Beds and Borders, Sun Seasonal Interest Fall Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant Type Perennials

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