Agastache foeniculum - Anise hyssop


Agastache foeniculum is a long blooming native perennial growing between 2-4' tall.  It loves full sun and average, well drained soil but will tolerate part shade and drought. The bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love the purple flowers which appear between June and September.  A. foeniculum will readily self-sow  in your garden.  The fragrant leaves possess medicinal properties and can be enjoyed steeped for tea. This plant is an absolute show-stopper and the deer don't eat it. Zone 4-8.

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Native Range: Northern North America
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to September
Bloom Description: Lavender to purple
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Herb, Naturalize
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Fragrant
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil