Tag: Agastache

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

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 

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum syn. A. anethiodora, Stachys foeniculum) Although they both belong to the mint family, Lamiaceae, anise hyssop or giant hyssop (A. foeniculum) should not be confused with true hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis). Agastache is from the Greek agan, “very much” and stachys, “ear of wheat”, referring