Agastache foeniculum, Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop in late evening shade

Don't be scared off by Anise Hyssop's other name, Blue Giant Hyssop. Not only is it not that large, it happens to be the shortest of the Giant Hyssops at 3 to 4 feet tall. This long-blooming perennial is a beenanza for pollinators; with lovely scented leaves for the people. It's also a carefree prairie, savanna, and woodland edge plant that will do just as well in a home garden or border.

Blooms: lavender-blue purple, June into October

Height: 3 to 4 feet

Conditions: sun to pt shade, medium to medium-dry soils 

Anise Hyssop flowers and one of its many pollinators.