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Anise Hyssop is Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Posted September 8th, 2017 by Robin Nichols in

Plant Name: Agastache foeniculum

Common Name:  Anise Hyssop

Light Needs: Full direct sunlight is best but it can tolerate partial shade.

Best Temperatures: Best grown out doors in Zones 6-10, but can be grown in a greenhouse in colder zones.

Water and Humidity Needs: Allow it to dry between waterings.

Growing Guidelines: Harvest fresh leaves as necessary throughout the summer if desired as an herb. The best time to collect leaves is just before blooming.

Common Problems: Spider mites and aphids.

Propagation: Tip cuttings and seed.

Interesting Facts: The leaves have a distinctive licorice scent and flavor. It attracts bees to the garden, and it is an excellent herb. Its common name is derived from the sensory characteristics of this herb – both its anise-like fragrance and its blooms which are similar to those of the true hyssop. The fragrant herb is also known as Blue Giant hyssop, Fragrant Giant hyssop and licorice mint.

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