Blue Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum

Dramatic, fuzzy, blue spiked flowers that butterflies, bees, and hummers visit all day long, especially in the late season when the rest of the garden is fading. Anise-tasting leaves and flowers make one of our favorite herbal teas, can be infused in custard, and can be churned the best home-made ice cream that you will ever taste!

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 2 to 4' perennial herb, upright growth habit

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Moist but well-draining

Origin: Upper Midwest and Great Plains (Wisconsin to Ontario west to British Columbia and south to Colorado)

Blue Anise Hyssop