Lavender Hyssop Seeds

Heirloom, Native

#1226
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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Lavender Hyssop Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Great germination in no time at all!!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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

Easy to Grow
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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

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