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Aka as Licorice Mint, this North American native hardy perennial produces copious amounts of nectar, attracting hosts of pollinators. Long-lasting spires of fragrant purple flowers bloom from July-September. Grows 3-4 ft, making a strong vertical garden accent. Valued culinary and medicinal plant. Mint family member. Homestead, permaculture and polyculture garden favorite.
Direct seed in spring or fall, or start indoors about 8 weeks before last frost. Light-sensitive seeds so just tamp into soil, don’t cover completely. Thin to 2ft apart. Likes full sun and average soil. Self-seeds readily. Divide after 3+ years.
excellent nectar plant for honey bees
edible flowers make attractive garnish in salads, drinks
leaves used in baking and savory dishes
deer and drought tolerant, cold hardy
medicinal uses include as digestive and respiratory relief tea, and topical antimicrobial compress and salve
Variety: Anise Hyssop
Latin Name: Agastache foeniculum
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Perennial
Days to Germinate: 10-14+
Days to Harvest: 100+
Farm Type: Ecologically Farmed
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Open Pollinated
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
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