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Height: 3-5 feet; 2-foot spread

Light: Full to part sun; best in full sun

Soil: Medium, well drained

Bloom: Purple, dense spikes, fragrant

Fruit: Capsule

Foliage: Licorice scented

Pair with: Black-eyed Susan, Goldenrod, Little Bluestem

Landscape: Perennial border, butterfly garden, meadow

Resistance: Deer, rabbits

More information and native range here

Anise Hyssop

1 Gallon
  • Pollinator value: Very High.  Hummingbirds, butterflies, native bees, beetles, flies.  

    Plant 12 to 24 inches apart; Small, purple flowers crowd around a spike that rises up out of the foliage in summer; blooms last for several weeks, July into fall.  Anise Hyssop self-seeds and is best when given space to spread.

    The foliage has a licorice scent and can be used in salads and teas; the seeds do nicely in cookies and other baked goods.

    Dried, spent flower heads provide winter interest or cut-flower arrangements.

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