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Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Anise Hyssop

Even-though Agastache, or Liquorice Mint, is also known as Anise Hyssop, Lavender Hyssop, or Blue Giant Hyssop, it is not a true Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), but it is probably because it has similar looking flowers that it inherited the hyssop name.

This drought-tolerant perennial herb has very fragrant anise-scented leaves and beautiful lilac-purple flowers that are slightly aromatic and very attractive to bees and butterflies. Used as a medicinal plant by Native Americans for various ailments such as coughs, wounds and diarrhea, the leaves can also be used as a seasoning, in a fragrant tea, and for potpourri.

There is a white variety available too – similary fragranced, but with white flowers instead of the purple.


 Size: height 60cm -1m spread 45cm
 Position: full sun

Full sun


Well-drained soil

droughtSuited to xeriscaping


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Anise Hyssop
Anise Hyssop
Anise Hyssop - white
Anise Hyssop – white
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