Herbaceous perennial reaching 30-60cm/1’-2’ high when flowering with beautiful spikes of blueish-mauve flowers from mid to late summer.
Similar to mint in appearance and habit. Prefers a sunny position and well-drained soil.
The leaves of this plant have a lovely anise flavour and can be eaten raw in salads or used in soups. The leaves can also be used to make a refreshing tea.
Anise Hyssop is said to help repel cabbage moths. It is also fantastic bee attractant.