(aka Anise Hyssop) Masses of purple flower spikes sit atop lush deep-green foliage. Leaves emit a potent licorice scent when crushed and can be used as a flavoring for cooking and for tea. Makes an excellent cut flower. Plants grow 1-3' tall. Acts as a biennial and self-sows readily on open ground.
- Self-seeding, biennial/perennial
- Hardy to zone 4
- Plants grow to 1-3 feet
- Purple flowers and leaves that smell of licorice
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Does best in well-drained soil.
- Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out
- Germination: 30-90 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 12” Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Ratings & Reviews
Fantastic flowering perennial that attracts bees from miles around.
by Link Robertson
Outstanding! I stumbled across lavender hyssop last year at a local nursery in Houston. They are prolific bloomers, and attract bees from miles around. I even got stung buying my first plant. This year I wanted more, so I started my own seed. Germination has been outstanding, almost 100%. I seeded them on 1/23, and potted up to 4 inch on 3/7. These are my new favorite perennial.