Re: Anyone familiar with Anise Hyssop for bees?
I sowed my seed directly on the ground, scratched it around a little, kept it damp, especially on sunny days. It did take a long time for the seeds to germinate, and the seedlings were surprisingly tiny. but once they got going, they were fine.
Out of a whole packet I got about a dozen plants. But once those plants get big, they are very sturdy and will drops thousands of seeds each year. It's the getting things going the first few plants that takes a while. You might consider buying one or two mature plants the first year, in addition to planting seed.
I got one that had white flowers. The purple ones seemed to have two colors- one darker with darker blueish-green leaves and the other lighter purple with yellowy-green leaves. The bees favored the darker plants.
Last edited by Omie; 03-05-2011 at 02:17 PM.
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson