Agastache foeniculum

Common name: Anise Hyssop

Native plant

2-4' upright plant in the mint family.  Foliage is extremely fragrant, with a scent that resembles licorice.  Pollinators can't get enough of their abundant, blue-purple, spike-like flowers, especially the bumblebees!  Blooms can last for up to 2 months in the right conditions, and additional blooms are encouraged by deadheading or pruning.  As an added bonus, the foliage can be used as a cooking herb.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form


General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Light Purple

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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