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Anise Hyssop Seeds

Heirloom, Native

#1226
3.875 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Also known as anise hyssop and licorice mint, this heirloom, native to the midwestern U.S. is loved by hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. It is as useful in the kitchen as it is beautiful. The leaves and flowers make a refreshing, fruity tea, and can be added to salads. The lavender-blue flower spikes are lovely in fresh floral arrangements or dried bouquets.
$1.89 250 mg

Botanical Name: Agastache foeniculum

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Midwestern U.S.

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 4–8

Plant Dimensions: 24"–48" tall

Variety Information: 2"–6" long lavender-blue flower spikes

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Edible Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 60°–75°F. May also be sown in late fall for spring germination.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 4 – 10 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10" – 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 10" – 12"

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Anise Hyssop Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Great germination in no time at all!!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 19, 2020
We start our flower seeds in wet coffee filters - i.e. put on disposable powder-free gloves, spread filter on plate, wet it, and sprinkle some seeds on bottom half, then fold it up like an envelope and put in ziploc sandwich bag. Seeds had close to 100% germination in a couple of days. We transferred the sprouts to expanded wet peat pellets and put them under lights. The plants go in the ground mid-May (Chicago area, so no sooner). Great seeds!
Vicki E. Jones from IL

Easy to Grow

5 out of 5 stars May 29, 2020
These seeds germinate well and transplant easily. The plants are very fragrant and the bees love them. A couple things to keep in mind with these plants: They grow tall and easily flop over and break in the wind and weather, be sure to adequately support them. They are prolific self-seeders. I leave the foliage and dried seed heads through the winter for interest and for the birds. I cut all the dry dead material back in the spring, which works well. However, these guys spread like crazy! The seeds have sown all over my yard, in the rocks, in the mulch, in my raised beds...not in my grass though, so that's good. They are easy to pull out when young, but be aware that if you leave the flowers to go to seed, you may have a ton of new plants the following year! Over all, this is a great plant! Easy to grow, super fragrant, and wonderful food for beneficial garden insects!
Laura Davis from CO

Poor Germination

3 out of 5 stars Oct 19, 2020
Purchased three seed packets and followed seed sowing instructions. Only 8 seeds germinated.
Zoe Tucker-Borrut from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Zoe, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that you experienced poor germination with this variety. Quality is important to us. We test our seed lots frequently to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. We happily guarantee our seeds. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

Never grew!

1 out of 5 stars Oct 20, 2020
I planted the seeds and not one Lavender Hyssop grew.
Jo from MN
Owner Response: Hi Jo, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that you experienced poor germination with this variety. Quality is important to us. We test our seed lots frequently to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. We happily guarantee our seeds. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

The bees loved them!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 26, 2020
Oh my, these were delightful. The bees could not get enough of them and they smelled divine.
Grace Wright from CO

Grew vigorously started outdoors in WI HZ 5a

5 out of 5 stars Jan 14, 2021
I am going to try these as soon as they are available again, at my new MN HZ 4 home.
JJ from MN

Poor Germination Rate

2 out of 5 stars Feb 19, 2021
There was very little germination for the lavender hyssop seeds. I love Botanical Interests seeds because my salad greens are very viable and going strong. However, I was sadly disappointed with this, the bee balm and basil mix. There was very little germination for the amount of seeds and time invested. But I will try again because I am expanding my butterfly and hummingbird garden. These plants would make a fantastic addition.
Dom from CA
Owner Response: Hello Dom, thank you for making us aware of this issue. We are sorry you experienced poor germination of these seeds. All our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure the germinate rate exceeds federal and our own standards. We do guarantee our seeds. A customer service representative will contact you shortly to see how we can help.

Very hardy

5 out of 5 stars Apr 23, 2021
Great germination rate. Slow to grow at first but eventually got there. Definitely grew back vigorously the second year.
Marnie Ann from NY

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