Lavender Hyssop – Agastache foeniculum
This beautiful biennial is native to the mid-western USA. The masses of tall lavender-blue spikes atop deep green foliage are a great source of nectar and pollen to nourish butterflies, honeybees, native bees and hummingbirds and make great cut flowers. Sometimes called Anise Hyssop or Licorice Mint, the leaves can be used in salads, garnishes and make a delightful minty-licorice flavored tea. Start Lavender Hyssop seed inside 4-6 weeks before last frost or direct sow 1-2 weeks after last frost in the spring or in late fall for germination next spring. Sprinkle the seed on the soil surface and gently press in. Germination time: 30-60 days. Will self-sow readily and is deer resistant. A great addition to herb gardens, boarders and perennial gardens.
Height: 12 – 36 inches
Climate: Sun/Part Sun-Dry
Seeds/oz.: 90,000, Seeds/lb.: 1,440.000
Rate: 1oz./960 sq.ft.
Bloom time: mid Summer
Zone: 3 – 8