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.