Note: Click on images to see enlarged photos, captions, and photo attributions.
On a mobile phone, click on the information symbol (circle with a letter ℹ︎ symbol)
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants:
Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets
Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
Print Version (Legal Size):
Agastache foeniculum (Anise or Blue Giant Hyssop)
Anise Hyssop inhabits widely scattered areas in the northern United States and Canada. Though indigenous to only a few Pennsylvania counties in the Mid-Atlantic,* it grows easily in well-drained soil. Pretty purplish flower spikes, which attract pollinators all summer, add a vertical layer to the garden; the leaves and seeds add anise flavor to teas, salads, and baked goods.
*In Delaware, it is found as rare escapes to disturbed ground. It is not native to NoVA.