Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum

Also called Licorice mint, Blue giant Hyssop

  • AKA Agastache anethiodora, Agastache anisata
  • Tall upright clumping perennial
  • Dense spikes of lavender-purple flowers with violet bracts
  • Medium green lance-shaped aromatic foliage
  • Bloom Time: Summer


Purple (pale)

100-125 cm

70-90 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

  • Grows best in full sun and an average to dry, well-drained soil. If desired, pinch main stems in June just before buds form, to maintain a compact habit. Remove finished flowers to promote a second flowering. No serious pest or disease problems. Spreads by rhizomes and will easily self-seed in optimum conditions.
  • Anise hyssop is commonly used as a culinary herb in both savory and sweet dishes. Its aromatic leaves can be chopped and added to salads, fruit salads, or used to flavor beverages such as teas, lemonades, or cocktails. It pairs well with fruits like berries, stone fruits, and citrus, as well as with honey and chocolate.

Additional Notes about Anise Hyssop:

Native to Ontario