Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). This US native wildflower produces spikes of countless lavender flowers. It grows 3 to 5 feet tall from a basal rosette of leaves. With over 90,000 flowers per spike, Anise Hyssop provides abundant food for pollinators, including honeybees, bumble bees, digger bees, leaf cutter bees, and masked bees. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant. A fragrant US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
As a member of the mint family, Anise Hyssop is edible. Its anise-scented leaves are used in salads, jellies, and teas. Historically, Native Americans used Anise Hyssop to treat cough, fevers, wounds, and diarrhea.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the first year.
• A perennial
• Native to north-central and northern North America, notably the Great Plains and other prairies
• full sun and well-draining, drought tolerant when mature
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Anise Hyssop is native to the following states:
Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming.