Plant of the Day: Anise Hyssop – attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Anise Hyssop has flowers that are edible and will add extra flavor when crumbled into your summer salads. The flowers are highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

The open blue skies and warm summer temperatures make this weekend a perfect time to get your hands dirty in the garden. The first featured Plant of the Day this June is Anise Hyssop.

This native wildflower of north-central America has tiny lavender flowers that smell and taste of anise. The refreshing taste has many herb lovers using the fresh or dried leaves in tea or summer salads. Anise Hyssop grows to be 2-4 feet in height and about a foot in diameter. Plant Anise Hyssop now because you can count on the flowers to bloom in late summer.

Anise Hyssop offers other benefits besides its edible flowers. Anise Hyssop is highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. These small beautiful animals will fly from plant to plant pollinating your entire summer garden.

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