Blue Giant Hyssop, Fennel Giant Hyssop, Fragrant Giant Hyssop
Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region, North-Central North America
Sweet anise-flavored flowers can be added to salad mixes or fruit salads. Leaves add an anise flavor to herbal and China teas.
Source of plant
Pinetree Garden Seeds, Homestead Division of Sunnybrook Farms Nursery, Baker's Acres, Richters
Perennial with little-branched stems reaching 50-80 cm in height; leaves 5-8cm long, anise-scented, ovate or deltoid-ovate, serrate, densely puberulent beneath, white or glaucous; flowers held in 4-8cm long, pubescent, compact spikes, the bracts ovate, often violet, the calyx violet, the corolla blue or white, 6-8mm long.
USDA Hardiness Zone
fragrance, flowering season, food