Prairie, Lavender Hyssop
- Self-seeding, biennial/perennial
- Hardy to zone 4
- Plants grow to 1-3 feet
- Purple flowers and leaves that smell of licorice
(Agastache foeniculum) (aka Anise Hyssop) Masses of purple flower spikes atop lush deep green foliage. Leaves emit a potent licorice odor when crushed and can be used as a flavoring for cooking and for tea. Makes an excellent cut flower. Plants grow 1-3' tall. Acts as a biennial and self-sows readily on open ground. Hardy to zone 4.
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out
Germination: 30-90 Days
Plant Outdoors: 12” Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Does best in well-drained soil.