By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist
Agastache is a member of the mint family and has leaves very characteristic of that family. Many types of Agastache, or Hyssop, are native to North America, making them perfect for wild butterfly gardens and perennial beds. Agastache varieties may cross-pollinate and produce specimens that do not mimic the parent plant. This can either be a fun occurrence or a nuisance if your preferred species is taken over by a cross.
Hyssop Plant Information
Agastache plants are known for their brightly colored blooms, which attract hummingbirds and butterflies. In fact, another name for the plant is hummingbird mint. All Agastache plant types produce bushy plants with colorful spikes of flowers. Hyssop flowers are also edible and a colorful way to brighten the kitchen garden.
These plants are hardy to United States Department of Agriculture zone 5 and survive freezing winters with some mulch over the root zone quite well, provided soils drain freely. Many varieties of Hyssop can get up to 4 feet (1 m.) in height but most remain only 12 to 18 inches (30.5 to 45.5 cm.) tall.
Hummingbird mint has lance-shaped, toothy leaves with a grayish-green hue. Blooms may be peach, mauve, pink, white, lavender, and even orange. Flowers begin showing up in midsummer and can continue to produce until the first frost when the plant will die back.
Suggested Agastache Varieties
As with all plants, there are continuous new introductions to the cultivated world of Hyssop. Agastache repestris is also called licorice mint and grows 42 inches (106.5 cm.) tall with coral flowers. Honey Bee White is a 4-foot (1 m.) wide bush that is one of the taller species, while, similarly, the big bush Anise Hyssop will achieve 4 feet (1 m.) in height with a similar width.
Agastache plant types for the edges of perennial beds include the orange large-flowered Acapulco series, Agastache barberi, and orange-yellow blooming Coronado Hyssop, each of which only top out at 15 inches (38 cm.) in height.
Some other types of Agastache to try by their common cultivation names:
- Blue Boa
- Cotton Candy
- Black Adder
- Sumer Sky
- Blue Fortune
- The Kudos Series (Coral, Ambrosia, and Mandarin)
- Golden Jubilee
Visit your local nursery and see what forms they offer. Most regional garden centers will carry plants that will do well in that locale and can be relied upon to perform well.
Growing Different Varieties of Hyssop
Whether you are growing Sunset Hyssop or Korean Hyssop, the soil requirements are similar. Agastache is remarkably tolerant of poor soils. The plants thrive in neutral, alkaline, or acidic soil and only require good drainage and full sun.
Deadheading isn’t necessary but will enhance the appearance of your plant as it blooms all summer. Provide deep, frequent waterings and avoid letting the plant dry and wilt, as flower production will be interrupted. If you want to ensure that your plant is kept true, remove any volunteers as they appear since they may be crosses of another Agastache in the area and will not continue the desired traits.
Agastache is an elegant plant, easy to care for, and looks airy and colorful in drifts along a garden path or in the cottage garden. Don’t miss this low maintenance bloomer for outstanding excellence in your garden.
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Varieties of Hyssop
Several plants share the common name hyssop, and come from two genera, Hyssopnus and Agastache. Most have needlelike foliage, clusters of flowers growing on tall spikes and a pungent scent. They also have similar growing preferences. Give hyssops full sun, along with well-draining, neutral to chalky soil. Your biggest maintenance chore will be pruning them back in early spring to promote lush growth. These aromatic herbs resent being overfed and over-watered, so save your fussing for other plants.
Agastache | Hummingbird Mint
Agastache, also called Hummingbird Mint, or Hyssop, are showy, fragrant, long-blooming perennials. As their name suggests, they're highly attractive hummingbirds. Agastache are essential for a pollinator-friendly garden, and have excellent resistance to browsing deer and rabbits. Explore our extensive selection of garden-tested Agastache, including unique introductions & exclusive varieties from Chief Horticulturist David Salman. Learn More: All About Agastache and Agastache Introductions.
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Agastache rupestris (Licorice Mint Hyssop) is one of the best, most durable species in the Agastache family. With smoky orange flowers held by lavender calyxes, the entire plant is s.
Agastache 'Blue Boa' PP 24,050 (Blue Boa Hummingbird Mint) is a stunning hybrid variety that blooms for many months from mid-to-late summer with showy spikes of deep violet-blue flow.
‘Korean Zest’ Agastache (Agastache rugosa), with its refreshing mint scented flowers and foliage, blooms all season and attracts an amazing number of bees and butterflies to its .
Agastache Glowing Embers is a fantastic selection of Licorice Mint Hyssop (Hummingbird Mint) with fragrant foliage and glowing orange-red tubular flowers that are a favorite with hum.
Blue Blazes is a large growing hybrid hummingbird mint with lavender-purple flower spikes. Very long blooming, its flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees making it an es.
Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' (Apricot Sprite Hyssop) provides a sizzling blast of bright orange flowers during the heat mid-to-late summer. An outstanding perennial for attr.
Agastache Ava is one of High Country Gardens very best plant introductions, renowned for its tall spikes of deep rose-pink flowers held by raspberry-red calyxes. This vigorous hybrid.
Coronado Red® Hyssop (Agastache Pstessene Coronado® Red) is a distinctive selection of Hummingbird Mint with silver-green foliage and spikes of orange-red flowers. This Agastache p.
Rosita was selected for its smaller size and dense spikes of raspberry-red flowers (50% more flowers than the typical Agastache cana). It blooms for several months beginning in early.
The flower spikes of Agastache Desert Solstice (Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint) are remarkable for their fullness, large size, and exotic colorization. The plant is like a semi-dwa.
Fall Fiesta Hybrid Hummingbird Mint (Agastache 'Fall Fiesta') is a brand-new hybrid that is impressive for its huge size and tall, head high, spikes of pink and orange flowers that a.
Desert Sunrise Agastache is a hybrid native wildflower that blooms for months with tall spikes of orange and pink tubular flowers. The nectar-rich flowers are highly attractive to hu.
Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is a European hybrid hyssop known for is vigor, cold hardiness, and adaptability to grow across much of the US. Blue Fortune Hybrid Hyssop's powder blue flow.
Agastache Kudos Mandarin (Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop) has showy, bright-orange flowers on short flower spikes which are highly attractive to hummingbirds. Its compact size and bushy .
Agastache Kudos Gold (Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop) is compact-growing and extremely long-blooming with golden-yellow flowers on short, tidy flower spikes from late spring to September.
Agastache Kudos Ambrosia (Hummingbird Mint Hyssop) is a compact-growing Agastache hybrid, with long-blooming flower spikes in a delightful changing color mix of creamy coconut, pale .
‘Tango’ Agastache (Agastache aurantiaca) is a compact, cold hardy, native hybrid perennial that blooms all season long. This dwarf variety features a profusion of bright orange f.
Try four different customer-favorite Agastache varieties in this Agastache Collection and you'll draw plenty of hummingbirds to your yard. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (x.
We're known for our fantastic Agastache offerings and this collection includes our favorites! Hummingbird Mints, as their name suggests, are very attractive to hummingbirds. With thi.
We're known for our fantastic Agastache offerings and this collection includes our favorites! Hummingbird Mints, as their name suggests, are very attractive to hummingbirds. With this carefully chosen collection, you'll have a sampling of our best Agastache offerings in a range of dramatic colors. Resistant to deer and rabbits.
New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Agastache neomexicana) is a smaller growing species with narrow spikes of aromatic lavender-pink flowers. A very upright grower, Agastache neomexicana at.
Agastache Species, Anise Hyssop, Giant Hyssop, Licorice Mint, Lavender Hyssop
|Family:||Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)|
|Genus:||Agastache (ah-gas-TAH-kee) (Info)|
|Species:||foeniculum (fen-IK-yoo-lum) (Info) (fen-IK-yoo-lum) (Info)|
Average Water Needs Water regularly do not overwater
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Where to Grow:
Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone
Can be grown as an annual
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements:
From seed sow indoors before last frost
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants remove and collect seeds
This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:
Minneapolis, Minnesota(5 reports)
North Walpole, New Hampshire
High Point, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
North Richland Hills, Texas
Falling Waters, West Virginia
On Jul 25, 2016, Iridescent from Chantilly, VA wrote:
I agree with the many other comments giving so much praise for this excellent plant. Instead of gushing too about the many merits of this plant, I'd just say this: If you desire a pollinator paradise in your garden, how can you not plant Agastache foeniculum?
Pollinators seem to have a grand time visiting and enjoying this plant. People also get so much direct benefit from having this in their garden -- from having a supply of fresh leaves for a relaxing tisane tea to having a beautiful stand of tall fragrant green leaves and purple spires decorating the garden.
On Jan 26, 2016, Rockguy1 from Calgary,
I got this from Brecks about 5 years ago. The variety was called "Black Adder" but it looks like this one. What a plant, I love it! The first summer it grew from a small sprig into a 4' tall clump with about 50 flower spikes. Now it readily exceeds 6' every year with hundreds of spikes from mid July to mid September. No staking required. It's a great pollinator too, bees cover it the whole time. I'm in Zone 3b, but I haven't needed any mulch.
On Aug 11, 2015, Ted_B from Birmingham, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Easily cultivated in a sunny to partly sunny location in moist, well draining soil. Grows vigorously and flowers considerably in its first year, eventually forming a tall stand. This plant isn't just for the bees - the fragrant leaves possess considerable culinary potential (e.g. Vietnamese pho). This is one of the more easily cultivated, rewarding, ornamental herbals one can have in the garden.
On Jul 5, 2015, MGMellie from Douglasville, GA wrote:
This bee magnet of a plant also attracts butterflies and birds. Anise Hyssop sports beautiful blue blooms and has a delightful licorice taste and fragrance. The plant reseeds but not excessively, and makes a great tea.
This indispensable pollinator plant earned a permanent spot in my Zone 7B garden over thirty years ago.
On Feb 7, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:
A very good pollinator plant. Easy to grow in almost any sunny location. Doesn't need staking. The crushed foliage has the aroma of mint and licorice. A good number are sold at most native and regular nurseries.
On Jul 20, 2012, Gd6265 from Carbondale, PA wrote:
I live in northeast Pa. My mom bought 3 of these plants for me last year. I love the smell and i ended up planting them next to our deck. Well come april or may of this year i clipped all of them down to the bottom. (i did'nt think they would grow back. Well, let me tell you. They are growing like crazy. And they all are blooming allready. They are about chest high on me and i'm about 5'11". I just cant believe it. And its only mid July!
The only thing i did this year was pinch a lot of th to stems so they woul double up on the buds. I cant wait to see what the end of the summer will bring. I'm guessing close to 6'. I can't wait!
On May 16, 2012, l6blue from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
I planted three of these in partial shade last year. This year, my bed is covered in seedlings. It's not a problem, though, as they are easy to pull. I love the anise scent, and the birds, bees, and butterflies love them.
On May 15, 2011, wendymadre from Petersburg, VA wrote:
Zone 7A, Petersburg, Virginia. I have two agastaches growing near each other in a sunny location, one sort of a generic agastache and the other golden. The seedlings all seem to be golden, so I don't know if the green is slower to germinate or if the golden is dominant when they cross-pollinate. I will have to wait to see if the seedlings turn a darker green when they mature. This is the first year I've noticed seedlings at all, and I don't mind the plants' fertility because I am happy to have some to share.
On Apr 4, 2011, kct0 from Kansas City, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
This volunteered itself beside the bird feeders. and I left it there just because I missed "weeding" it, then, once I realized it smelled like Anise, it was a keeper. weed or not ) Imagine my surprise to find it can be used for teas and is so attractive to so many critters and birds, too and has a pretty flower spike, as well as fragrance? Well, it's a winner all around and might explain why the thistle feeder gets so little attention.
Finally took some seeds from it this season with the intention of spreading the plant around a little. I've found it easy to contain by just pulling any sprigs beyond where I want it. it's original home. and it has not gotten out of hand at all.
On Jun 30, 2010, placands from Hilton, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have grown this perennial in my garden for years. It grows in full sun and also light shade. Enjoys dry soil even with neglect. It self sows prolifically. Flowers are a beautiful purple and the leaves are anise scented.
On Jun 30, 2010, merginglight from Gravette, AR wrote:
I started my plant by seeds I had purchased. Started in the house in the window and put outside in it's seed growing container when the weather warmed. The weather turned bad twice with snow storms, but I kept the seedlings outside anyway, under plastic. I had planted roughly nine seeds and only three came up and those seemed set back for a month or two. But, once the weather turned warm and then hot and stayed that way, the plants took off and are very healthy. This is my first experience with Anise Hyssop and today I've picked some mature leaves to have tea and am now sipping Anise Hyssop tea for the first time. My husband I and both enjoy the tea. I look forward to allowing the flowers to grow and to save seeds so to grow more next year and to give away to friends and family.
On May 15, 2010, CrabgrassCentrl from New Milford, CT wrote:
Terrific, no-maintenance plant. Here in CT it self-sows PROLIFICALLY. You could practically go into business selling them, and if you don't pull constantly it will take over the garden. The good news is it comes up easily, and I've given away tons of them, thrown away 10 times as many.
On Mar 17, 2010, gojo from Camano Island, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
It is the closest thing I have gotten to a perfect plant in my opinion. Looks good, smells good, tastes good and attracts numerous animals.
On Oct 10, 2009, Purna from Harmony, RI wrote:
i have a bed of this plant on a hillside that needed something to fill it in. the plants attracts honey bees and bumble bees mid summer and a dozen orioles late summer. northern rhode island.
On Sep 1, 2009, Erutuon from Minneapolis, MN wrote:
This plant grows at our local city part in a few places as a part of prairie plantings. Another kind of hyssop with a different flavor (more minty) is more common — maybe Agastache scrophulariifolia.
Update: Two years ago (2009) I took some seeds from the park and sprinkled them in a pot of soil from the garden. After winter, they sprouted (2010), and I planted one seedling in a new garden patch in the middle of our lawn. The same year, it grew into a large bushy plant, aided by frequent watering and deep soil, and had many flowers, perpetually covered by bumblebees. The flowers are sweet and taste like licorice.
I had left other seedlings in the pot, and they didn't grow much larger. This year (2011), I moved them to places around the yard.
On Oct 28, 2008, kassy_51 from Marinette, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:
In the fall, small birds love the seeds from it too. You will see them hanging on and eating the seeds. Most of mine are 6 feet tall here. I must be doing something right
On Sep 17, 2008, gardenfinds from Tulsa, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I planted two small plants nine years ago and it has reseeded itself into a "grove" of hyssop! It's a late Summer bloomer and loved by butterflies, bees, wasps, etc. and smells great. It's pretty invasive but easy to pull out where you don't want it. I originally one in what I called the butterfly garden in a corner of the yard but turned that area into a veggie garden with five raised beds and the hyssop still comes back every year in those beds. Like I said, it's easy to pull out. It's a great plant for a large open area and likes a lot of sun.
On Jul 2, 2008, lemon_tree from Santa Rosa, CA wrote:
I planted two of these about a foot apart last fall. Early on in March, one of them exploded in height and bloom. I assumed the other had died until one day in May when it suddenly appeared and has been growing like mad since. Crazy! As others have said, the butterflies and bees LOVE this stuff. I love the look and the smell. Haven't had any problems with reseeding (yet?). It definitely needs to be staked here, but I just leaned it up against a small trellis on one side and it seems to stay up. A great plant for the cottage garden!
On Jul 4, 2007, dkm65 from Cedar Falls, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:
I have mixed reactions to this plant. On the good side, it definitely is loved by a wide range of pollinators and flowers long and vigorously. It grows well from seed (cold, moist stratification dramatically improves germination), and flowers the first year. If you need a U.S. prairie native that will give you quick results in a new planting, this is definitely a winner. It has an fairly strong anise scent which many like.
The reason for my neutral is that it is an incredibly prolific self-seeder and can overwhelm a garden or bed very quickly. While it doesn't spread aggressively by rhizomes, it is very aggressive, and needs vigilant pulling of seedlings to keep it in check. I'd discourage someone planting more than a couple per 100 sq. feet, and even then you'll have . read more to work to keep it from overwhelming less vigorous forbs.
On Nov 29, 2006, Rotegard from Minneapolis, MN wrote:
Our anise hyssop patch is 2 years + in the Minneapolis LaSalle Community garden and very hardy here in zone 4. The flowers and leaves have a black licorice odor that is unrivaled. for bees and butterflies .. In 2005 we harvested much of the foliage for a fine melissa/agastache tea served at the Barebones Halloween festival.. Mixed with chocolate mint it is the basis for a pungent licorice cordial. .
On Oct 17, 2006, vcfgb from Lansing, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
This is a native, drought tolerant plant in the mint family. I planted a couple small clumps from divisions, and they have done very well -- over 4 feet tall! The long spikes flower from mid-summer right through fall, and as someone else noted, the goldfinches really like the seeds. Bumblebees and various beneficial insects are attracted to this plant. The leafs in spring and summer have a nice purplish tint and smell wonderful. The seeds easily knock out when mature I have started some by simply sprinkling them in a pot with potting mix/soil and leaving it out overwinter. I had a nice potted plant for outdoors the next year. Having left the pot out overwinter again, the plant survived and did well another year! I think it only got some fallen maple leafs for fertiliser. Use its . read more leafs as an alternative to mint in beverages or a garnish. It does best in full sun, and often its lower leafs fall off, so something shorter planted in front can help hide bare stems. Give the licorice mint room though, as it can spread 2 feet across, or even more as the heavy flowering spikes lean out in all directions. It looks great swaying in the wind, which it can take a fair amount of.
On Jun 9, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:
This is a lovely plant with a fragrance that cannot be beat. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds hang out around it. The purple flower is delightful. I find I have to pull up quite a few of these each year. If I didn't pull them, Anise Hyssop would be my only garden flower! The extra seedlings aren't a big problem, though. I can easily tolerate them for the plant's many merits.
On May 31, 2006, fmanddk from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Planted from seed many years ago. In the fall noticed from the back porch that it seemed covered in yellow. Upon closer examination, realized it was covered in goldfinches! Every fall since then the goldfinches descend to feed on the tiny seeds. It's fun to watch. The leaves make great tea, esp. combined with Bee Balm leaves.
On Mar 13, 2006, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
I read a book that said it might be hardy to zone 2. It's a bit of pain to pull up seedlings as they threaten to take over smaller perennials. They seem to accept part shade, too but strongly prefer light shade (my garden rarely get any more than five or six hours of sun so is estimated as light shade). I think most if not all of the plants has the mint scent, as the smell of anise wasn't noticed. (I compare the scent to a rare speciment of anise magnolia on the Minnesota Arboretum which of course smell like anise).
On Feb 3, 2006, srczak from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
In addition to all the other notes, I've found this plant throwing some seedlings which don't smell like anise at all, but like strong, pungent mint maybe 5-10 percent of the seedlings. Interesting. Love the plant for all reasons given.
On Jan 15, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:
This is a very prolific self-seeder, but it sure smells nice to pull. This is a special treat for my pet rabbits I give them a lot of my pruning/weeding scraps for them to process into fertilizer!
I have read that it is hardy in zones 4-10. Stratification aids germination of seeds.
On Jan 10, 2006, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:
I LOVE licorice. Often chew a leaf or two of this plant for my licorice fix. Self seeds readily. The only trouble is the seedlings look a lot like lemon balm which has threatened to take over my garden in the past and I sometimes weed them out too quickly.
On Jun 11, 2005, Breezymeadow from Culpeper, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is a lovely plant for the back of of the herb garden or flower border. The licorice-scented leaves & purplish-blue flowers make a nice addition to herb teas or as garnishes for fruit salads & other summer desserts.
Very easy to grow, as it tolerates a wide range of conditions. I've had it in full sun to light shade, & from good soil to hard-packed areas beneath large deciduous trees & it has performed admirably in both places. Although in some instances the original plant hasn't returned after a few years (perhaps it is naturally a short-lived perennial?), it self-sows so prodigiously that there are always new seedlings to take its place.
On Jun 10, 2005, BettyAlready from Petersburg, NY wrote:
Found it by chance at a local nursery--planted it and loved it. It's coming back beautifully this year. I am planning on planting more.
On Jan 16, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:
This self-sowing, perennial herb has licorice-scented leaves that are nice in teas. The tall spikes of lavender-blue flowers are pretty, and they attract beneficial insects.
On Nov 2, 2004, nevrest from Broadview, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:
Anise hyssop grows wild here in Saskatchewan (Zone 3). Grows 2 - 3 ft tall here in the wild.
In the garden it gets larger. The bees loves it.
On Nov 1, 2004, RikerBear from Seattle, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Easily grown from seed or from starts. Root easily in water.
Smells awesome, just like "Good and Plenty" candy.
On Aug 23, 2004, walksaved from Spokane, WA wrote:
Bees love it. It's grown 3 feet plus three years in a row. It wants to flop once it's loaded with blooms but it's easy to band the tidy stalks. Smells good. Looks great. Nice blush on the spring growth.
On Jun 29, 2004, elbeegee from Flower Mound, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
Here in North Texas, the agastache foeniculum planted last spring has come back into bloom. We are having a very cool, wet summer so far and it is not enjoying the damp. I believe when temps rise and things dry out a bit it will be happier. The butterflies prefer this plant to all others in our garden, including butterfly bush!
On May 24, 2004, ccwales from Wales, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
A plant from a friend, last year it was about 3' tall and beautiful. Self sows very readily (even over our unusually cold winter) I see over 100 babies sprouting up everywhere. A wonderful plant. Colorful, pretty leaves (which you can use to make tea), and should be easy to control by pulling up the seedlings.
On Jul 7, 2003, Ladyfern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
This plant grows 6' tall for me. The flowers are not showy, but the bees love it, and it smells good. Leaves and flowers are good in tea and potpourri. Self-seeds prolifically. The first year from seed, it will get 4' tall and bloom.
On Jan 22, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
The plant tends to flop unless grown in full sun, requiring staking.
Honeybees are attracted to the flowers,agastache is known by beekeepers as one of the best honeyplants !
On Aug 17, 2002, BJT72 from Perrysburg, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
Very fragrant, like licorice, its a very neat and tidy plant and quite long-lived.
On Mar 8, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
Herbaceous perennial, bears its purple flowers in late summer. The foliage is aromatic as implied by the common name and the flowers and leaves are both edible. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Self sows readily.
Anise Hyssop Is A Perennial Or Annual Plant?
Annul plants have the tendency to grow through only one cropping season as they die on the arrival of falls. Whereas, the perennials start sprouts again on arrival of conducive environment and there is no need to re-plant them at all.
Hyssop anise is a perennial plant & has capability to start sprouting on arrival of springs every year, that’s why, this plant is considered ideal for making fences and borderlines around the landscapes for stunning looks.
It is also widely grown for pastures & grazing lands to maintain a balance feeding pattern for the live stock & wild life.