Anise Hyssop is an excellent ornamental addition to herb gardens, borders and perennial gardens. Both the foliage and showy flowers are fragrant. The crushed leaves, which smell of licorice, have been used to make tea and cold remedies. The summer purple of the blossoms is a nice contrast in the garden and will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. And, as an extra bonus, the seeds of Anise Hyssop are a favorite of goldfinches.
Agastache foeniculum, Anise Hyssop
- Height: 2-4'. Spread: 2-3'. Purple bloom in summer through fall. Prefers sun. Deer resistant. Native. Attracts pollinators.