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Agastache foeniculum (Anise hyssop)

Agastache foeniculum Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Agastache foeniculum ag-ah-STAK-ee foe-NIK-yew-lum Common Name: Anise hyssop 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.
Care: Provide full sun and moist to dry, well-drained soil.
Propagation:

 Divide clumps in spring or transplant self-sown seedlings.


Problems:

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;Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Attracts Hummingbirds; Fragrant Foliage; Native; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Low- Maintenance, Sun, Herb Garden, Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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