The mission statement of the Herb Society of America is to "promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.
The Society is committed to protecting our global environment for the health and well- being of humankind and all growing things. We encourage gardeners to practice environmentally sound horticulture.
The Motto of the Society is taken from the herbalist, John Parkinson: "For Use and Delight"
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January 16 , 2019
9:30 AM to 12 Noon
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American Botanical Council
How to use culinary and medicinal herbs.
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• 2019 Herb of the Year, 2019 as named by the International Herb Association, includes many species of the Agastache genus. While all of the species are great pollinators and attract butterflies, these have herbal uses:
o A. foeniculum, commonly referred to as anise hyssop o A. mexicana – Mexican giant hyssop
o A. rugosa – Korean mint
o A. scrophulariifolia – purple giant hyssop
• Also known as licorice mint due to anise scented foliage which actually more closely resembles basil or French tarragon in fragrance with a hint of mint; or blue giant hyssop or fennel giant hyssop.
• Most thrive in full sun to part shade, well drained moist soils but also tolerate dry soil. A. rugosa is slightly more tender than A. foeniculum. A. mexicana is hardy in zones 9-10.
• Agastache is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) and is not related to plants commonly referred to as hyssop.
• Agastache spread by rhizomes or self-seeds once established.
• Are good landscape plants, used to attract bees and butterflies. In addition, they are deer resistant and drought tolerant once established.