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Agastache foeniculum pollinators


     Pollinators of all sorts love this plant! Hummingbirds, butterflies, native bees, beetles -- if you plant this, they'll be all over it.


     Long-lasting purple flowers crowd around a spike that rises up out of the foliage.  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.  Anise Hyssop self-seeds and is best when given a little room to spread.

Anise Hyssop

1 Gallon
    • Latin: Agastache foeniculum
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • 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, June-September
    • Fruit: Capsule
    • Foliage: Deciduous, 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
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