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Liquorice Mint

Liquorice Mint

Liquorice Mint leaves and flowers are edible and have a strong aniseed taste. Great for tea, spicy dishes, or just nibbling. Attracts tons of bees and butterflies.
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Specifications

Sowing time: March and April Height: 70 cm Contents: 0.25 grams

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Liquorice Mint

Liquorice Mint is an annual herb, but it can also survive mild winters. The flowers, leaves and seeds are edible. 
 
You can sow as early as May, but instead of sowing directly in your raised bed, we prefer to start the seeds indoors. (The seeds can be reluctant to germinate outdoors, and snails love the seedlings.) When the plants are big enough, you move them outside. The Planty Gardening app gives you step-by-step instructions for pre-sowing in March and April. 
 
  • Species name: Agastache foeniculum 
  • Family: Flower 
  • Plants per square patch: 1 
  • Height: 60 to 100 cm 
  • Pre-Sowing time: March and April 
  • Sowing depth: 0.5 cm max. 
  • Germination time: 18°C in 7 - 21 days 
  • Time to bloom: After 11-12 weeks 
  • Sunlight: Ideally in the sun, some shade is also possible 
 
Want to buy Liquorice Mint? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack: 

What makes our Liquorice Mint so special?

Agastache come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Ours has a liquorice and aniseed taste. Size wise, it's stays fairly compact. 
 
Liquorice Mint is the best for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. 

The plant looks similar to other mint plants, but the roots won’t produce offshoots that take over your garden. 

Sowing and growing

You’ll start your seeds indoors. Pre-sow them in a pot with a mixture of 1 part Vermiculite and 1 part MM-Mix. 
 
Since Liquorice Mint seeds a temp of about 18 °C to germinate, and snails love the seedlings, keep your pots indoors. Only bring them outside when the plants are a bit bigger. And don’t move them to the raised bed right away: let them get used to the outside air for a few days. 
 
Once the plants are 10-15 cm tall, you can cut off the top of the main stem. This will speed up branch development and make the plants bushier. 
 
Water your Liquorice Mint regularly and prune back the branches from time to time. This will keep the plant looking good longer and give you more flowers. 
 
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.  

What do you use it for?

The leaves (and flowers) are edible.  

The leaves are delicious for tea or for chewing. Also use them in spicy stews, fruit salad, pancakes, bread, desserts and cakes. 

The flowers are perfect for zhuzhing up your salads.