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