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Anise Hyssop

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Agastache foeniculum. Its gray-green leaves invite your touch as you pass it in the garden! Known as Anise Hyssop, yet not a Hyssop at all, this aromatic perennial has been grown for hundreds of years, strictly for its scent and appealing symmetry. Easily grown, Anise Hyssop may be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to transplanting outside after the last spring frost date, or it may be direct-sown after the last possible frost date. This herb is not fussy about soil and needs no fertilizer. The scent is strongly licorice with a touch of Mint - thus its nickname Licorice Mint. Seedlings are symmetrically 14" tall growing up to 36" tall; pinch to encourage bushiness. In summer, Anise Hyssop produces blue spikes of compound florets, loved by beneficial insects. This outstanding ornamental sometimes self-sows - we're sure it will be welcome. Perennial. Hardiness zones: 4-11. (OP.)

Average seed life: 1 year

One packet of about 500 seeds
Catalog #6160
$3.55
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Gardening Tips

Anise Hyssop Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/4”-1/2”
Row Spacing:12”-18”
Seed Spacing:3”-6”
Plant Spacing: 12”

Herbs may be either direct-sown outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, or started indoors for transplanting or container gardening. Herbs require moderately rich, well-draining soil with at least 5 hours of bright sunlight. To start indoors: sow lightly in sterilized seed mix, lightly moisten and cover with plastic wrap until germination takes place. Do not water again until sprouts emerge. Remove plastic wrap once sprouted. Transplant outdoors when the threat of frost has passed. Some perennials like Lavender, Catnip or Savory prefer to be started indoors. Others such as Chives, Sage or Fennel prefer to be direct-sown outside once the soil has warmed. Most herbs dislike chemicals or over-fertilization. Feed lightly with kelp or fish emulsion once seedlings are well established. Keep lightly moist: never wet. Pinch back the plants to avoid flowering and to encourage leaf production.

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