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
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
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil