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Anise Hyssop - Live Plant
Anise Hyssop - Live Plant
Anise Hyssop - Live Plant
Anise Hyssop - Live Plant
Anise Hyssop - Live Plant
Anise Hyssop - Live Plant

Anise Hyssop - Live Plant

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Looking for a plant that's not just a pretty face? Look no further than our Anise Hyssop Plant! This plant isn't just easy on the eyes with its beautiful lavender-blue flowers, it's also got a personality as sweet as its licorice-like flavor.

What essentials do I need to ensure success in cultivating Anise Hyssop?

The three most important things you need to know about growing Anise Hyssop is water, light and soil. When you first receive the plant best thing you can do is find a spot that has full sun to partial shade. If you are growing in containers, you can always move the plant.

Anise Hyssop does best in well-drained, loamy soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Familiarize yourself with the growth potential of Anise Hyssop. Providing 12-18 inches of space between plants is essential, considering they can expand to 12-18 inches in diameter and stand up to 24-48 inches tall.

The flowering season of Anise Hyssop is often summer to fall, but be aware that it might not bloom until its second year, depending on planting timing.

What are the uses of Anise Hyssop?

Throughout history, Anise Hyssop has been valued for its digestive aid, respiratory support, calming, with tea, tincture commonly derived from its leaves, flowers.

Not convinced? Well, how about this: the Anise Hyssop Plant is the life of the party in the insect world. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds can't resist its charms, making it the perfect addition to any garden soirée. Just don't be surprised if you find your garden overrun with party animals. But don't worry, this plant isn't just a social butterfly. It's also low-maintenance and drought-tolerant, making it the perfect plant for anyone who forgets to water their plants or just doesn't have the time to tend to a high-maintenance garden. It’s available in a 3.5” pot, ready to settle in its new home and produce pink to creamy white blossoms this summer.

About Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is a unique and versatile herb that offers both visual and sensory delight. With its stunning lavender-blue flowers and sweet licorice-like flavor, this hardy perennial herb is a favorite among gardeners and cooks alike.

The plant's essential oils have been shown to reduce gas, bloating, and other gastrointestinal discomforts. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may further aid in digestive health. Anise Hyssop has also been used as a natural remedy for respiratory issues. The plant's essential oils can help to soothe coughs and congestion, making it a popular choice for cold and flu season. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also help to reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract. Additionally, it has been shown to have antimicrobial properties, which may make it effective against certain types of bacteria and viruses. Its antioxidant properties may also help to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


How to Use Anise Hyssop

  • Tincture: Dried anise hyssop leaves are macerated in alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: Dried anise hyssop leaves are soaked in hot water for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Anise hyssop-infused oil is combined with beeswax to form a salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried anise hyssop leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to formulate a boneset vinegar infusion.


Anise Hyssop - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Anise Hyssop an annual or perennial plant?

Anise Hyssop is a perennial plant. This means that it lives for more than two years and will continue to grow and bloom year after year, as long as it is properly cared for. Anise Hyssop is a hardy plant that can withstand cold temperatures and drought, making it an excellent choice for gardeners in a variety of climates.


How much space should be needed to grow Anise Hyssop?

Anise Hyssop is a relatively small plant that typically grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm) and a spread of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). When planting, it is important to space the plants about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth. This will also help to prevent overcrowding and competition for resources among the plants.


When should I harvest Anise Hyssop?

Anise Hyssop can be harvested once it reaches maturity, which typically takes around 80 to 90 days after planting. The optimal time to harvest Anise Hyssop is in the morning after the dew has dried but before the temperature gets too hot. During this time, the plant's essential oils are most concentrated, resulting in the best flavor and aroma.

When harvesting, it's important to only take a small portion of the plant at a time, leaving enough leaves behind for the plant to continue growing and producing new foliage.


Does Anise Hyssop flower or fruit?

Yes, the Anise Hyssop plant produces flowers but not fruit. Its flowers are long and tubular, and typically range in color from pink to lavender. The flowers are not followed by fruit, as this plant is not a fruit-bearing plant.


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