Anise Hyssop seeds, Perennial Herb
Anise Hyssop Seeds (Agastache) Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Aromatic, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Deer ResistantAgastache foeniculum (Lavender Hyssop) is a choice wildflower from the upper Mid-West, the plant blooms in summer with light blue, bee and butterfly attracting flower spikes.
Sowing: Direct sow Agastache seeds for sale on the surface of the soil in late fall. For spring planting, mix the anise hyssop seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. To start the seed indoors, sow the seed on the surface of the soil in a flat; keep the soil temperature between 70-75 degrees F with consistent moisture until germination.
Growing: This plant can be very drought tolerant and loves hot weather, but reaches its full potential with regular watering. It will not tolerate soggy, wet soil; it prefers sandy or rocky soil with good drainage. It easily reseeds itself, but unwanted volunteer plants can easily be moved or transplanted. Established plants can be divided. This plant attracts bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects.
Harvesting: Fresh leaves can be individually harvested for tea, salads, or medicinal use throughout the growing season; in the morning after the dew has dried is the best time for harvesting. Take individual leaves first from the bottom of the stem and work up to the top. Do not remove more than 60% of the plant at any one time.