An extra sweet strain of Anise, this herb is used to make one of the best herb teas with the leaves possessing a naturally sweet, wonderful anise taste & fragrance. It has lovely purple flowers that the bees love, so great as a herbaceous border to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.
When to Plant Zone 1: October - April Zone 2: September - May Zone 3: Anytime Zone 4: Anytime
Soil Ensure your soil is nutrient rich so prepare it with fresh manure and compost a fortnight before planting. Likes a well-drained soil type.
Soil pH Level 6.5-7.0
Position Full sun but won’t mind a little afternoon shading.
How to Plant Sow directly into your patch when daytime temperatures regularly surpass 18-20 degrees. If still too cold, propagate in seed trays and transplant when conditions have improved.
Companion Plants With its strong aroma and tall lilac flowers, it attracts an array of pollinators, in particular bees
Approximate no. of seeds 100
Note: The Little Veggie Patch Co source all seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination