anise hyssop


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anise hyssop

n.
A North American perennial herb (Agastache foeniculum) in the mint family, having spikes of violet-blue flowers and aromatic leaves sometimes used for tea.

[Probably from the fragrance of its seeds.]
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Noun1.anise hyssop - much-branched North American herb with an odor like fennelanise hyssop - much-branched North American herb with an odor like fennel
giant hyssop - any of a number of aromatic plants of the genus Agastache
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Here it's called Anise Hyssop, a reference to its liquorice-scented leaves.
Hyssop, particularly anise hyssop planted among cabbages and other brassicas, will help deter cabbage whites from laying the eggs which hatch into caterpillars.
Clear caterpillars - Hyssop, particularly anise hyssop planted among cabbages and other brassicas, will help deter cabbage whites from landing and laying the eggs.
7 clear caterpillars Hyssop, particularly anise hyssop planted among cabbages and other brassicas, will help deter cabbage whites from landing and laying the eggs which hatch into the caterpillars that munch your crop.
-- Anise hyssop is a humble herb with a lovely violet flower that offers a gentler version of the plant's strong anise/liquorice flavour.
TIRE HERB OF THE YEAR for 2019 is anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum).
Perennials such as anise hyssop, asters, chrysanthemums, lavender and Russian sage benefit from the extra protection provided by leaving their foliage standing.
And herbs will include some more unusual varieties, like anise hyssop and Thai basil.
His commitment to fresh produce is a never-ending pursuit: he works with a farm that plants basil, borage, anise hyssop, melons, tomatoes, echinacea and more for Cyrus' bar, and visits farmers markets daily.
Gardening for Pollinators Genus or species Butterflies Hummingbirds Bees For Sunny Areas Anise hyssop (giant + + + hyssop, Agastache spp.) Asters (Aster spp.) + + Blazing-star, gayfeather + + + (Liatris spp.) Butterfly bush (summer + + lilac, Buddleia spp.) Goldenrods + + (Solidago spp.) Lavenders + + (Lavandula spp.) Mexican sunflower + + + Tithonia rotundifolia Milkweeds (Asclepias + spp, including butterfly weed, A.