Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants
2 to 4'
June, July, August, September
Average, dry to medium, well-drained.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is a 2-4′ tall native perennial that grows naturally in prairies, upland forests, plains, and fields. The flower clusters are showy, with small, tubular, bright lavender flowers growing on tall (3-6″) terminal spikes. One plant can produce up to 90,000 individual flowers. Anise Hyssop is considered high value for pollinators. It’s a good nectar plant with a long bloom season that lasts from June until the first frost, providing food for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. The seed heads persist into the winter and help to feed songbirds when other food sources are scarce. Anise Hyssop is also edible. The leaves smell like anise when crushed and can be used as a seasoning, as a tea, and can be crumbled in salad. Seeds can be used in cookies, cakes, and muffins. The flowers can also be used as seasoning or in tea.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!