Anise Hyssop

ANISE HYSSOP (Agastache foeniculum)
(Giant Hyssop, Anise Mint, Blue Giant Hyssop, Liquorice Mint)Cultivation – Well drained soil in full sun

Propagation – Seed sown in Spring. Division in Spring. Semi-ripe
cuttings in Summer

Flowers – This plant flowers in early Summer

Harvest – Leaves are collected in Spring and Summer. Flowers are
collected in Summer. Leaves are cut and collected before flowering

Dimensions – 6-cm-1.2m high. 30cm wide

USES

Medicinal

Internal – Coughs

Culinary – Flowers are added to salads. Leaves can be used in herbal
teas

Magical – None found

FOLKLORE AND HISTORY

This plant does not look like or appears to be related to Hyssop, it
has an amazing smell though and attracts bees to the garden to aide
pollination. This plant was planted in the 1870s in N America to
produce a honey with a slight aniseed flavour.

Sources:

The Royal Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their
Uses by Deni Bown (ISBN 0751333867) Published by DK

The Essential Herb Garden (Growing and Using Herbs in Australia) by
Gilian Painter (ISBN 1864290455) Published by Millennium Books

Disclaimer: This is for reference guide only. Herbs can be used
effectively for mild ailments but medical advice should be consulted
first to rule out major illnesses.

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