Flowers for Borders

Control pests by planting these flowers for borders and drawing beneficial insects into your garden.

By Cheryl Long


Anise Hyssop is also known as Korean Mint and has purple or lavender petals.5. Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum or A. rugosa, aka Korean mint) Perennial, summer-blooming anise hyssop has fuzzy purple or violet flower spikes on 2 to 3 foot high plants with licorice-scented leaves. The nectar-rich flowers are very attractive to both butterflies and pest-eating beneficial insects. Anise hyssop is hardy in zones 6-9; Korean mint in zones 5-8.

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