ANISE HYSSOP

Agastache foeniculum

Anise Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum is considered one of the premier plants for feeding pollinators. Some claim that one acre planted in anise hyssop can support 100 honeybee hives, the flowers blooming from June until frost. It was used medicinally by Native Americans for cough, fevers, wounds and diarrhea. The purple flower spike is favored by bees who make a light fragrant honey from the nectar. In short, a must have in your pollinator garden.

SPECS: Native Name: Algonquin; Genus: Agastache ; Species: Foeniculum; Plant Type: Wildflower; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun; Soil Moisture: Medium Wet, Mesic (middle), Well Drained; Height: 2′ — 4′; Spread: 3′; Plant Spacing: 1′ — 2′; Bloom Time: June — September; Bloom Color: Lavender, Purple; Advantages: Fragrant, Pollinators, Showy; USDA Zone: 4 — 8; Attracts: Bumblebees, Butterflies, Carpenter bees, Honey bees, Hummingbirds, Night flying moths; Tolerant: Deer, Drought; Plant Community: Agastache foeniculum mingles nicely with Callirhoe involucrata, Echinacea purpurea and Rudbeckia fulgida;