Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is a perennial herb that tastes as good as it looks. It is popular in the border and in the herb garden, a favourite plant of bees and gardeners alike. It is, perhaps one of the most gratifying plants you can grow.
Often referred to as a ‘Wonder Honey Plant’, it produces copious amounts of nectar for bees and butterflies to feast upon and is an important crop for commercial honey production. Bees hold an undisputed attraction for the flowers, the colour and shape being among bees' favourites.
Agastache foeniculum is not related to anise, nor is it a close relative of hyssop. Anise hyssop is a member of the mint family, as indicated by its square stem. It's called "anise hyssop" for its mild liquorice flavour and aroma.
While researching anise hyssop's medicinal uses, be sure to double-check the Latin name on all labels and literature. Agastache foeniculum (anise hyssop) and Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) and anise (Pimpinella anisum) are three completely different plants, with unique properties.
|Botanical Name||Agastache foeniculum|
|Seed Packet||200 Seeds|