Plant Care Anise-Hyssop


About Anise-Hyssop

Anise-Hyssop is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Anise-Hyssop likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Anise-Hyssop belongs to the Agastache genus, and is native to North America.


Agastache foeniculum

Also known as

Blue giant hyssop, Agastache anethiodora, Anise hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop and Lavender giant hyssop

How to care for Anise-Hyssop


How often to water your Anise-Hyssop

Water needs for Anise-Hyssop
0.5 cups
every 9

Anise-Hyssop needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Anise-Hyssop

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Anise-Hyssop in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Anise-Hyssop: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Anise-Hyssop love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Anise-Hyssop does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Anise-Hyssop in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Anise-Hyssop

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Anise-Hyssop: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Anise-Hyssop after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Anise-Hyssop is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Anise-Hyssop



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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