$3.50 – $8.95
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: They bloom in a long thin spike with several rings of tiny flowers. The individual flowers are .25″ long.
Leaves: The 2-3″ leaves grow in pairs on a square stem and are downy underneath. They are toothed and lace-shaped.
The leaves of this plant , when crushed, have a licorice or anise scent. The leaves are grown for tea and the flowers are a welcome addition for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects!They have nice, sturdy, straight stems for cut flowers! Great pollinator plant!
Food Uses: Herbal tea. A fragrant licorice flavored tea can be made from the fresh or dried leaves. The flowers are edible. The anise flavored seeds can be used in muffins and cookies.The leaves can be added to salads and fruit cups. It is also sometimes used to flavor pork or poultry. Seeping washed leaved in milk to be used in an ice-cream maker adds flavor to the ice-cream.
Other Uses: Bees are attracted to the flowers. The flowers also dry well for use in bouquets and craft projects.
Other Names: Giant Blue Hyssop