Common Name:-ANISE HYSSOP 1401 / Type:-PERENNIAL / Light:-FULL SUN, PART SHADE / Water:-LITTLE TO MODERATE / Color:-LILAC BLUE / Bloom Time:-SUMMER-EARLY / Height-48” / Width:-24" / Comments:-Dense clusters of flowers. Leaves make a tasty tea. More tolerant of winter cold and wet soils. The aromatic leaves have a licorice-like (anise) scent, and can be used in herbal teas, to flavor jellies or eaten fresh in small quantities, such as in a salad with other greens. The dried leaves can be used in potpourri. The plant was used medicinally by Native Americans to treat coughs, fevers, wounds, and diarrhea. The best time to harvest foliage to dry is when the flowers are just past full bloom, as the oil content in the leaves is the highest at that time, but they can be used at any time. / Garden Notes:-Upright, clump-forming.Native to parts of the upper Midwest and Great Plains. Late summer bloom. with lavender to purple flowers in terminal spikes and anise-scented foliage. Flowers are attractive to bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.