Anise Hyssop (Agastache)

Name Anise Hyssop
Botanical Name Agastache

This perennial is also called the licorice mint although it is neither licorice nor mint. However the leaves can be used as a culinary herb which combines both those flavors. The flowers should be left for butterflies The scented plant grows16-48 inches tall and has blue bottle-brush flowers blooming from July-Sept. It is heat and drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. When not in bloom it resembles bee balm. Pictures from Walters Gardens Inc.

Min Height: 16″
Max Height: 48″
Location: Sun
Size: 16inches -48 inches
Flower Color: Purple, Blue
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Soil Conditions: Dry
Trim/Prune: Trim to the ground in late fall after several frosts
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Butterflies
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