Anise Hyssop – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: bird winter forage, Insectary plant
(Agastache foeniculum) Perennial in the Mint Family native to N. America. Purple flowers on spikes 2-3 ft. tall. Popular with bees. Medicinally used for lung ailments, fevers, diarrhea. Added to potpourri mixes. Not to be confused with true Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), native to Asia, though they have similar uses in herbal medicine.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Sow seeds in Spring around the time of the last Frost, either in flats or directly in the garden. Give 12” spacings, moderate water until established. Not particular about soil type. Harvest flowering tops when blooming begins. Seeded-heads left standing in the garden provide winter forage for finches & other birds.
Contains at least 50 seeds. Packed for 2016.