Heirloom Herb Anise seed
Seeds are used in cakes, bread, soup and stews as well as teas. Freshly chopped leaves are also appealing in salads, sauces, soups and stews. Grows 45-60 cm (1.5-2′) tall. May self-sow and establish persistent stands. Also known as Culinary Spice Anise or Erva-Doce. Annual.
How to Grow.
Anise is a small annual with white or faint yellow flowers which smell similar to licorice or fennel. At maturity, it can grow to nearly 2 feet tall and display bushy grow outwards to 18 inches or more. Anise is best started indoors 6-8 weeks before the average final frost of the season. It can be sensitive to transplanting, so it is recommended to sow the seeds in biodegradable pots that will disturb the growing start as little as possible. Anise prefers well-drained soil of average fertility and treated with an organic, all-purpose fertilizer.