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Anise Hyssop

Also known as Licorice. Grows to 3-4 feet tall with 4 to 5-inch spikes of purple flowers at top. Leaves are dark green and arrow-shaped with a nice strong licorice flavor. Dry leaves and flowers are used in potpourris, arrangements, and drinks. Blooms in summer, the same year from seed. Very similar to Korean Mint.          

100 seeds

 

PLANTING

Agastache foeniculum

Perennial,  zones 4-8 

Germination: 7-30 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth:  Sow on the surface, needs light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost, 8-12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost when the soil temperature reaches 65-70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 12-18"

Growth Habit: Upright, branching

Height and Width: 36-48” x 24-36”  

Spacing: 12-18” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Sandy loam, tolerates most soils

Uses: Culinary and medicinal, Flowers attract bees and beneficials.

Care: Pinching back seedlings encourages branching, resulting in more leaves. Harvest regularly to keep the plant producing new leaves. 

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