Sunset Yellow: Agastache aurantiaca

Aromatic foliage with showy, butter-yellow blooms, first year flowering. Long blooming plants attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Fleuroselect Award. 1-2’ height. Medium water, needs well-drained soil. Full sun.

Anise: Agastache foeniculum

Aromatic foliage has a sweet, licorice-mint flavor that makes a refreshing summer tea. Purple flower spikes bloom though out the summer. Not native to Oklahoma (original range is upper Midwest) but it’s a pollinator favorite, attracting butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The flowers are edible and can be used fresh or dried in drinks, salads and desserts.

Anise Hyssop is an easy-to-grow, popular bedding plant, and often blooms the first year. Grows 2-3’ tall, plant 6-12” apart. Medium water, drought tolerant once established. Full to partial sun.

Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2023. Taxonomic Data Center. (http://www.bonap.net/tdc). Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2023. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]