The Gardener's Network
Nav Menu

Holiday Insights





Affordable Greenhouses





Amazon.com
Search for:
Flowers
Growing Herbs
Cooking with Herbs

How to Grow Anise Herb

Annual, Pimpinella Anisum

Those of us growing Anise, do so for the fresh and popular flavor of licorice. Anise is native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. You can also find Anise growing wild in fields. It is related to caraway and dill plants.

Anise plants have lacy leaves, and heads of white flowers that give way to seeds containing tasty oils. When in bloom, Anise displays a profusion of flowers. And that's good, because the flowers produce the seeds that produce the oils that tastes so good! This plant grows 18-24".


Plant Propagation:

Anise plants are grown from seed. Directly sow seeds into your garden. Sow seeds early in the season, and cover lightly with soil. Space seedlings, or thin plants to 18" apart in rows 12 inches apart.


How to Grow Anise:

Anise plants are easy to grow. They prefer full sun and a well drained soil. They will do well in average soils, and tolerate dry soil conditions. Water the plants during dry periods, once or twice per week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice during the growing season.

Harvest flower heads after seeds have formed, and the flower head has died. Extract seeds and dry them in a cool, dry location.


Main Cooking Uses:

Anise oil are extracted from the seeds.

Use leaves in salads, seeds in baking, cookies, pastries, cheese, and candies. It is also used to flavor oils and liqueurs.

Leaves and flowers can also be used as a garnish.


Medicinal Herb Applications:

Anise is often used to treat stomach aches.


Buy Anise Herb Seeds Now

Garden Seeds for Sale - 500 varieties of garden and herb seeds. Better quality, discount prices.

Buy Raised Garden Bed Frames Are you ready to get serious about gardening?


How to Grow Herbs:
Anise
Angelica
Balm Lemon
Basil

Borage
Caraway
Catmint
Catnip
Chamomile
Chinese Parsley

Chervil
Chives
Cilantro/Coriander

Corn Salad / Mache
Cumin
Dill
Fennel
Garlic
Lavender

Lovage
Marjoram
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage

Savory
Sorrel
St. John's Wort
Stevia
Tarragon
Thyme
Watercress

Drying Herbs

Shop For:

Gardening:
Flower Seeds
Vegetable Seeds

Heirloom Seeds
Herb Seeds
Organic Seed / Supply

Cold Frames
Composters
Garden Fertilizers
Greenhouses
House Plants
Planters
Raised Beds
Garden Supplies

Yard & Deck:
Hammocks
Hose Carts/Reels
Outdoor Storage
Rock Enclosures
Solar Lights
Pest Control

Seasonal /Holiday:
Halloween
Carving Kits, Supplies
Decorations

Foggers, Misters
Gory, Scary Props
Jello Molds
Lights
Party Supplies

Other:
Tomato Strainer
Food Processing
Kitchen Gadgets
Kid's Playhouses


| Home | How to Grow | Flowers | Fruit | Bulbs | Vegetables | Lawn Care | Pumpkins | House Plants |
| Garden Shop |
Herbs | Organic | Plant Problems | Bushes 'n Shrubs | Trees | 4 the Birds | Garden Recipes |


Copyright 1999 - 2015 © by Premier Star Company