Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
75-80 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Tender

Anise is tender and will not tolerate any frost.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cool, Warm

Anise grows well in full sun and temperatures around 70˚ F.

Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

Germination is best at 70˚ F, but you can plant outside once the soil reaches 60˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm)

Plant Anise in full sun.

Water
Moderate

Keep soil evenly moist (but not soggy) while germinating, watering once a day if necessary. Continue to keep the soil moist throughout the plant's life, especially during flowering and seed production - this is the most crucial time for the plant.

Feeder
Moderate

Anise has moderate nutrient requirements.

Suitability
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Anise grows easily in containers. Containers should be at least 8" deep and wide.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
18.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
6.0-8.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-8
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

The seeds are famous for their licorice flavor. Their leaves have a similar flavor. Great in baked good.