Hyssop Lavender Licorice Mint Agastache Foeniculum is a perennial herb native to North America. Lavender Hyssop seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors in spring, and also called Blue Giant Hyssop, and Anise Hyssop, this Hyssop features foliage with opposite, oval, toothed and whitish beneath leaves and produces dense, sturdy and erect terminal spikes of extremely fragrant, small, tubular, bright bluish-purple, lavender flowers. Blue Giant Hyssop is of the most ornamental native mints, and the entire plant is very fragrant - a mixture of mint and licorice. The sweet scented Hyssop flowers appear in summer in fall attracting masses of honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Hyssop Lavender Licorice Mint attracts wildlife to herb gardens, adds interest to borders and containers, and this beautiful, scented all around perennial herb is great for both prairie meadows and flower beds. Agastache Foeniculum seeds have to be just scattered on the soil surface and slightly pressed down without covering. The established Lavender Giant Hyssop tolerates drought and grows best in full sun or partial shade. The cut and dried flowers of Hyssop are popular choice for house decorations, and the Hyssop leaves make tasty herbal teas.
Height: 24-36 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-7.2
USDA Zones: 3-10
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days