What are the pros? Delicious!
What are the cons? No problems at all
I direct sowed an entire pack of these in early spring 2013. They germinated well, grew fairly quickly and required little care (just mulching and occasional water during dry weather). They did well in sandy soil and full sun. The foliage is beautiful, very fragrant and makes a very delicious tea; the little dark purple flowers are also lovely. The plants overwintered well here in USDA zone 6b and, this spring, I was able to share with friends. I also moved a few of the plants to a different garden (one with part-time shade and a much heavier clay soil) and those plants are doing equally as well; Anise Hyssop doesn't seem to be terribly picky about where it grows! This herb has been one of the most worthwhile I have ever grown and there is no doubt that I will look forward to its arrival each spring.
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