Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop

Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay-Loam

Height: 3 feet

Spread: 2 feet

Blooms: June, July, August, September

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Open woodlands, Forest edges, Semi-open prairies

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Deer resistant.

Complimetary plants: Black eyed Susan, Stiff Goldenrod, Little Bluestem

Wildlife Value: The flowers are cross-pollinated primarily by honeybees, bumblebees, digger bees (Melissodes spp.), leaf-cutting bees (Megachile spp.), Halictid bees (Lasioglossum spp., etc.), and Masked bees (Hylaeus spp.), which seek nectar or pollen. Other occasional floral visitors are Syrphid flies, bee flies, and various butterflies, skippers, and moths. The seeds feed songbirds throughout winter.  Hollow stems provide nesting opportunities for cavity nesting bees.

Germination Code:  C(30), D

Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop

  • Anise Hyssop has fragrant foliage and vivid flowers that bloom in scattered locations along the spikes for a few months throughout summer. During this time, the calyx of each flower remains somewhat colorful. This plant is a pollinator magnet and attracts various bees and butterflies.