Anise, Anise Hyssop Seeds

by Hart's Seeds
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  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

This North American native is a member of the mint family.

  • Noted for typical square stems and fragrant leaves, which smell more like black licorice than mint.
  • Purple, edible flowers.
  • Attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED SPACING: 4-6 inches apart
  • EMERGES: 7-14 days
  • MATURES: 72 days


  • Plant seeds 4-6 inches apart outside in a sunny location in very early spring.
  • Do not cover with soil - they require light to germinate.
  • Press the seed gently into the soil and water well.


  • Germinates in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.


  • When plants are 3 inches tall, thin or transplant, allowing 15-18 inches between each plant.


  • Mature plants are drought & shade tolerant.
  • Somewhat deer resistant.
  • Leaves make a wonderful tea.
  • Flowers are edible.

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