A picture of a Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Agastache mexicana

Also known as

Mexican giant hyssop, Hyssop

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

40cm

60cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Anise Hyssop Overview

This is an upright perennial with ovate or lance-shaped leaves that have a lemon scent. The dark pink flowers are borne in spikes in mid-late summer.

Common problems with Anise Hyssop

How to propagate Anise Hyssop

Seed

By seed in the spring.

Special features of Anise Hyssop

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Anise Hyssop

Used as a herb to make tea and flavour food. Grown for its flowers and to attract beneficial insects to the garden.