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Dark Purple Anise-Hyssop (Minnesota Naturalized)
Dark Purple Anise-Hyssop (Minnesota Naturalized)

Dark Purple Anise-Hyssop (Minnesota Naturalized)

Regular price $3.75 Sale

Agastache foeniculum

Origin: Duluth, Minnesota

Improvement status: Cultivated material

Seeds per packet: ~300

Germination tested 12/2021: 98%

Life cycle: Perennial

Our new collaborator Lorna Koestner stewards these strikingly beautiful, dark-purple-flowered anise-hyssop in Duluth, MN. Anise-hyssop is a native culinary and medicinal herb with flowers beloved by pollinators. You may find it attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, carpenter bees, mason bees, and hummingbird-moths! Easy to direct seed, it is likely to naturalize in ideal conditions. This strain has much darker color than most other strains of anise-hyssop. Lorna grows it in various spots around Duluth, demonstrating the possibilities for ecological diversity and beauty in an industrial part of town.

The leaves are wonderful in tea! Like licorice.