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Anise Hyssop

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$49.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 48 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Gardeners with dedicated wildlife and pollinator areas of their garden need to include Anise Hyssop in the planting plan. This is a tough-as-nails perennial that will not only attract all the pollinators to your yard but is edible and drought tolerant. Anise Hyssop is in the mint family, although it does tend to be better behaved than most varieties of mint. Agastache foeniculum is a native of the prairies of the midwest, Great Plains and Canada. It has beautiful spikes of rose-colored flowers that last a long time on the plant as a cut flower in a vase. 

Anise Hyssop can be grown in just about every state of the lower 48 and will multiply in the garden at a moderate level. This edible perennial not only looks great planted with other prairie natives like Rudbeckia and Miscanthus grasses but adds a unique vertical element when planted in the kitchen garden as a pollinator attractor. Deer do not browse this plant, and few diseases are a problem. Once Anise Hyssop has established in a garden, little maintenance is required. 

Anise Hyssop Care

Plant Agastache in a sunny, well-drained spot. Shade early or late in the day is well tolerated as well as nutrient-poor soils. Prairie plants rarely need fertilizing and will always benefit from a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch in the spring. As the mulch breaks down, it supplies nutrients to the roots. Water well the first year after planting. Deep watering once a week will encourage the roots to grow deeper in the soil and become more drought tolerant as the plant matures.

The only maintenance required for Anise Hyssop is to remove any remaining spent growth in the late winter or early spring. The top growth is enjoyed over the winter by various non-migrating birds and other wildlife visitors to the garden. Stop deadheading Agastache in late July so any remaining flowers can form seedheads. 

Anise Hyssop Spacing

The tall height of Anise Hyssop looks excellent at the back of the border with other natives like Switch Grass or Coneflowers. The mature height is 4 feet (in bloom) with a spread of 3 feet. Space each plant 24 inches apart on center when planting a large group of Agastache.

Anise Hyssop Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 24 - 48 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lavender
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Anise Hyssop
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Agastache foeniculum
SKU:
1231012828-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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