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Anise Hyssop(Agastche)

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Type: Perennials
Name: Anise Hyssop
Botanical Name: Agastche
This perennial is also called the licorice mint although it is neither licorice nor mint. However the leaves can be used as a culinary herb which combines both those flavors. The flowers should be left for butterflies The scented plant grows16-48 inches tall and has blue bottle-brush flowers blooming from July-Sept. It is heat and drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. When not in bloom it resembles bee balm.
Min Height: 16″
Max Height: 48″
Location: Sun
Size: 16inches -48 inches
Flower Color: Purple, Blue
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Soil Conditions: Dry
Trim/Prune: Trim to the ground in late fall after several frosts
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds