General:Vigorous erect herb with anise-scented spikes of blue flowers in late summer. Great for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Anise hyssop is easy to grow, provided ample drainage, moisture and sunlight. The leaves are nice in tea; plant used by native Americans to treat colds.
Culinary Uses: Edible flowers that can be used to sweeten tea or to flavor sugar, quick breads, or muffins. The leaves can be used in fruit salads, steeped in milk to flavor ice cream, or used to make anise hyssop honey.
Medicinal Uses: Leaves are said to have antibacterial properties and can be used to alleviate coughs and colds.
Ornamental Uses: Smells like black licorice but also contains notes of lemon, pine, sage, & black pepper.
|Uses*:||Aromatic, Butterfly, Culinary, Edible Flowers, Medicinal, Ornamental, Pollinators|