Organic Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum
A gorgeous upright, native, perennial that brings beauty to the garden, nectar to the bees and an abundance of uses in the kitchen.
With an anise-like scent it has long been used among the Native Americans in herbal medicine.
Used as a dried tea, fresh in salads, as an infusion and many more uses. Known to be one of the first spring flowers, once plant is established!
Excellent as a border flower or as an accent to any herbal garden. Easily self-seeds. Aside from being beautiful, they are nectar rich and offer forage for many of our pollinator allies like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!
- Sun: Full
- Attracts : Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
- Deer Resistant
- Drought Tolerant
Keep soil moist while seeds are germinating. Resilient and beautiful, this wildflower will thrive in a prepared seed bed, loosened and weed-free.
If starting seeds indoors, it is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.