AGASTACHE foeniculum

Anise Hyssop



Height: 3-4' (90-120cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Purple, mauve, white

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Lamiales (Nettle Order)
Family: Lamiaceae (Nettle Family)
Genus: Agastache (Agastache)
Species: foeniculum (fennel)
Agastache foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum is a tough perennial with aromatic leaves and long fuzzy spikes of aromatic purple flowers in summer. It does best in a sunny position.

Despite its common name, Agastache foeniculum is neither Anise (which is Pimpinella anisum, not even in the same Plant Family) nor Hyssop (which is Hysoppus officinalis), although the scent is the same as Anise.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(22 days)

Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are at the bottom of the calyx of each flower.

Seed The seeds are small dark brown flattish nuts. There are four seeds inside each calyx.

Seedling The seedleaves are dark green and rounded, and the first true leaves are rounded and
slightly palmate.

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