Companion Plants & Planting Tips
Another use of anise hyssop is as a habitat plant. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies all flock to this plant in the garden. In fact, anise hyssop honey is so popular because the bees love foraging from these plants.
There are many companion plants that grow well with Agastache. Staying with the dry conditions theme, Russian Sage, Lavender, and Rosemary all grow in similar conditions that Agastache loves.
Summer grasses, such as switch grass, feathered reed grass, and fountain grass, all provide flower heads when Agastache is blooming, making a nice visual match in the garden. Cactus and succulents grow in the same native environment so look perfectly natural in the garden next to Agastache.
Agastache is unique, too, for its scent and flavor. Plant Agastache in herb gardens with Mediterranean herbs such as sage and thyme. It will add color and the leaves can be harvested as needed for summer drinks and meals.
Plant it in masses in an annual flower garden planting Agastache just as you would Salvia. Since they only need a deep watering every week or two, they are great plants for public plantings or in gardens where you can't attend the plants daily.
The leaves can be dried and used in winter cooking. The flower stalks also dry well for flower arranging. Cut branches once the flowers have opened and hang them in a well-ventilated room to dry.