Agastache foenicular

Agastache foenicular


Agastache foenicular, commonly known as anise hyssop, is an upright, clump-forming perennial of the mint family. Typically found in prairies, dry upland forested areas, plains and fields, it grows to 2-4' tall and is noted for its purple flowers and anise-scented foliage. Flowers are attractive to bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. Aromatic leaves can be used to make herbal teas or jellies. Seeds can be added to cookies or muffins. Dried leaves can be added to potpourris.



Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Performs well in moist soils, but good soil drainage is essential. Plants tolerate dry soils, particularly once established. Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom. Plants will spread by rhizomes and will easily self seed in optimum growing conditions.


Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Lamiaceae

Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

Spread: 1.50 to 3.00 feet

Bloom Time: June to September

Bloom Description: Lavender to purple

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Medium

Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried

Leaf: Fragrant

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil

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