Anise Hyssop description:
Anise Hyssop is quite attractive with it’s purple flower spikes throughout the summer.
It is also Aniseed scented which is a good selling point!
Because of it’s narrow, upright habit, Anise Hyssop is an easy plant to find room for it in a border.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a herb garden, border or patio but it can be a bit tricky in colder climates – it needs a well drained soil and have other plants near it to protect it from any fierce elements. It is okay here in East Anglia, UK.
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The genus name for this is Agastache which consists of a very varied bunch of plants that seem to have no similarities with each other.
Botanical name: Agastache rugosa or Agastache foeniculum
Anise Hyssop culinary uses:
Use in salads and tea.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
No, but is handy for a the middle of a border.
What type of soil:
Requires a well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Not rock solid hardy, but can survive fairly severe winters here in East Anglia, UK.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 70 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 9 plants per square metre.
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