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Excellent for semi-shaded spots or in full sun, Anise Hyssop is a beautiful plant that is in the mint family.
It produces an abundance of fragrant purple flower spikes atop dark green foliage. The leaves and flowers of Agastache
foeniculum emit a strong licorice odour when crushed and make a great tasting tea. Easy to grow from seed.
Attracts Butterflies Hummingbirds, Honey Bees and Pollinators!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!
Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures
are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Place seed on the surface of a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less
growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day
place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer.
After stratifying, place mixture on the surface of pots filled with growing media. Seed needs light to germinate,
do not cover after planting. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches)
tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.
Place seed on the surface of a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.
In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile,
soil-less growing mix. Place seed on the surface of the growing mix and label the pots. Place the pots outdoors in an
area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather
warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them
into your garden.