Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum is commonly called anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop. It is a species of perennial plant in the mint family. This plant is native to much of north-central and northern North America, notably the … more ♥

Star Anise

Star anise is the dried fruit of a Chinese evergreen tree. Propagation is done with semi-ripe cuttings and they will grow in well-drained but moist acidic soil, in light shade. Harvest the fruits just before ripening. This 8 pointed star … more ♥


Anise is responsible for much of the licorice flavouring in bakery goods, liqueurs, teas and chewing gum. Also known as aniseed, it is an aromatic annual with stalked, toothed leaves. The slender flowering stems bear compound umbrels of white flowers … more ♥