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Herb of the Year 2019

Anise-Hyssop

Features:

  • Sweet fragrance – foliage and flowers have a licorice and basil flavour
  • Also great as an ornamental plant, that bees and butterflies love
  • Can be used in teas and vinegar
  • Grows between 60 cm and 120 cm (2 – 4 ft) tall
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
  • Prefers moist but not wet soil, rich in organic matter

Herbs and Plants with Meaning for Showers and Weddings:

  • Azalea – Romance, I will always be true
  • Lavender – Devotion, pure love
  • Baby’s Breath – Gentleness, everlasting love
  • Sweet marjoram – Wild joy
  • Basil, sweet – Good luck and best wishes
  • Myrtle – “Be my love”
  • Burnet – Joy, merry heart
  • Pansy – “You occupy my thoughts”
  • Catnip – the intoxication of love
  • Parsley – Festivity
  • Chamomile – May all your wishes come true
  • Rosemary – Remembrance, fidelity
  • Coreopsis – Love at first sight
  • Sage – Domestice virtues, long life and good health
  • Forget-me-nots – Truelove
  • Lemon verbena – Enchantment
  • Geranium, rose – Preference
  • Sweet woodruff – “Be cheerful” and “Rejoice in life”
  • Heliotrope – Intoxication, “I love you”
  • Thyme – Happiness
  • Holly – Domestic happiness
  • Tulip, red – Declaration of love
  • Hollyhock – Fecundity
  • Violets – Love and faithfulness
  • Red rose – Undying love