Anise Hyssop Germination Information

Anise Hyssop Seed Germination How to Sow Anise Hyssop:

  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 68-70° and with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors during late spring
  • Outdoors, sow with barely any cover
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Anise Hyssop:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 18-24 inches apart in full sun to very light shade

Soil: Site in a slightly alkaline, average moisture, well-drained soil

Additional Care:  Divide every few years, as needed

Appearance and Use:

This culinary herb also makes an ornamental addition to borders and rock gardens. It grows as an upright mound from 18-24 inches tall and spreads 24-36 inches wide. In mid to late summer the tubular, two-lipped, blue flowers appear and attract bees and butterflies all the while. The gray-green foliage is fragrant with an anise flavor and is used as seasoning and to make an herb tea. Harvest the leaves by cutting the entire plant when it is in early flower. Use the leaves fresh or hang the plant upside down in a cool dark place to dry the leaves for storage


About Anise Hyssop:
Botanical name: Agastache foeniculum
Pronunciation:  å-gå’ståk’e fo-nik’u-lum
Lifecycle:  Perennial Herb
Origination: Lamiaceae; native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean