Anise hyssop is a PERENNIAL growing to 90cm with bright lavender-purple flowers that are very attractive to bees and butterflies. It grows upright and clump-like with oval, toothed leaves that have a white tint underneath. The plant prefers well-drained soil and a full sun position. Leaves are anise-scented and the flowers slightly aromatic. Used as a culinary herb, and noted as a Native-American medicine for various ailments.
Prized as a bee plant for the light fragrant honey that is produced from the flowers, Anise hyssop has a long history of medicinal use for ailments including coughs, fevers, wounds, diarrhea, and chest pains. The scented leaves can be made into a tea or sprinked over salads or used as a seasoning. Flowers are edible. It is also used for pot-pourri.
Please note that due to stock-take and a phenomenal start to the season, the MeadowSweet online shop will not fulfill orders for a few weeks (10 Nov - 20 Nov) . You can still catch me at the Orewa Farmers Market, or you are most welcome to send inquiries on plant availability.
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