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Anise Hyssop

         
 
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(Agastache foeniculum) An extra sweet strain from Montana, this herb is used to make one of the best herb teas; the leaves possess a naturally sweet, wonderful anise taste & fragrance. Lovely purple flowers that the bees love, many uses and also reputed medicinal value too!
 
Anise Hyssop
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rachel
Location:
Long island zone 6B, NY, United States
Date:
April 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Attracts bees easy growing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Subtle licorice scent

What are the cons?

Review:

Sprouted easily and quickly became established. Tall spikes of purple flowers have very light licorice scent unless bruised. Grew in part shade location last summer and have been rewarded with many volunteers this spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
rooster
Location:
rossville, GA, United States
Date:
March 17, 2016
          4.0
 
Good strong flavour
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? wonderful smell, long lasting

What are the cons? not sure how to use

Review:

I bought about eight herb varieties last year and this had to be my favorite. It has a very deep aroma which is unmistakably anise, and the plant is hardy and pretty. It is still early spring and the plant is the first I have seen growing back of my herbs, and they already smell wonderful. My only problem is that I am not sure how to use them. I might make tea this year, but that's about it. I wouldn't want such a strong licorice taste in my salad.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amy
Location:
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Date:
July 21, 2015
          5.0
 
Worth the buy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

Started indoors from seed in 2014, transplanted to garden (full sun) after frost. Grew quite large by the end of the summer, producing lovely flowers that attract pollinators. Dried the leaves and flowers to make sweet licorice tasting tea. Left outside for the (long and cold) winter, but the plant survived and was one of the earliest shoots in the spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
David
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
July 23, 2014
          5.0
 
Nice anise flavor
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Excellently flavored flowers

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'm fond of anise or fennel-like flavors, and so gave anise hyssop a try. The leaves have a mild anise flavor with a bit of bitterness (similar to the bitterness of many herbs, e.g. oregano). The flowers, however, have a wonderfully sweet and intense anise-like flavor. A real treat! Germination is similar to other mint-family herbs. I only got one plant from every four or five cells, but I'm a novice at starting herbs. The plants grew slowly at first, but have now grown to about 2 feet over the past five months in a warm climate. It may be perennial here, but I can't confirm that yet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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31 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mirissa
Location:
Squies, MO
Date:
June 4, 2014
          5.0
 
Worthwhile plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious!

What are the cons? No problems at all

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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