Blue Giant Hyssop(Agastache foeniculum) Also known as Anise Hyssop or Lavender Hyssop, this perennial has very showy flowers, fragrant foliage and tends to grow 2-3 feet in height. Deer seem to avoid it on our fields here in Nova Scotia. Hyssop will self-seed readily and usually blooms in the first year of growth. This is a highly attractive pollinator plant to bee, hummingbird, and butterfly species. In addition, Blue Giant Hyssop makes an excellent addition to herb and perennial gardens. Crushing the leaves will exude a memorable liquorice smell. Often used to make tea and cold remedies.
150 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Sow indoors mid-February to mid-March for transplanting in May, or direct sow in autumn. Highest germination rates occur after 2-3 weeks of cold stratification, and adding heat under growing trays. Cover seeds lightly and keep moist in a sterile seed starting mix. When the risk of frost has passed, transplant outdoors to containers or at 30cm (12″) spacing. Seeds can be sown outdoors in the late fall to satisfy cold period required for spring germination.