This Purple Plant Will Fill Your Garden With Hummingbirds And Butterflies

Hummingbirds and butterflies are both important pollinators that can benefit your garden and your local ecosystem

By growing anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) -- one of the flowers that hummingbirds absolutely love -- you will attract these birds and all sorts of butterflies, as well as bees, moths, and other nectar-drinking insects.

This gorgeous plant with purple flowers can grow up to 4 feet tall, making it a great choice as a border for your yard or home. It is also a good addition to herb gardens, as the plant is edible.

Your anise hyssop will produce its nectar-filled flowers from June to September in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8.

While this native plant can fill your garden with butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators, it's important to note that it will spread through its seeds as well as through horizontal roots beneath the soil known as rhizomes

Because of this, you'll want to plan out where you're planting your anise hyssops, give them space to grow, and cut them back if they spread too far.

If you're looking to start a pollinator garden, this plant is a perfect addition. Anise hyssop can be easily grown from seed in pots or directly in the soil of your garden.