This striking herb with its tall spikes of purple flowers loved by butterflies and its sweet aniseed flavoured leaves is a must have for the garden – a native of North America it is both a culinary and medicinal herb.
- Hardy perennial
- Loved by butterflies
- Culinary herb
Anise hyssop is part of the mint family and was planted by American bee keepers in the 1870’s to produce a fragrant honey. It is the sweet leaves that make this a great culinary herb for the garden and the edible flowers that attract bees and butterflies make this a great herb to grow near vegetable beds where pollinators are needed.
- Height: 60 – 100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Well drained/alkaline
- Flower colour: Purple
- Flowering period: July - September
This beautiful perenial prefers to grow in full sun with its feet in a well drained soil. It dies down each autumn and when the leaves sprout again in spring, needs to be checked for slugs whom find the sweet leaves as delicious as we do. It grows very well in containers and would benefit from regualr feeding.
Native to the prairies of America this is a traditional medicine of the Native Americans. It was burnt by tribes as an antidepressant and used as an expectorant cough remedy and to cool fevers. Both the dried and fresh leaves make a pleasant anise tasting tea and along with the flowers can be used in salads, drinks, sweet dishes and pasta.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.