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Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum

Also known  as Licorice .Grows to 3 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

Perennial ,  Zones 4-8  

Germination: 7-30 days 

Seed Planting Depth: On surface, lightly pressing into soil

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 10-15" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when soil has warmed to 65-70 degrees.

Light  Needs: Sun

Soil Needs:Sandy loam, tolerates most soils.

Uses:Medicinal, culinary, attracts bees and beneficials.

 

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