Anise Seeds

Anise Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $8.39
1/4 Pound $22.09 34% Savings
1 Pound $52.49 ($3.28/ounce) 61% Savings
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  • Ancient Egyptian seed with a similar flavor and aroma of fennel and licorice
  • Annual, this spice is known well in desserts, similar to fennel seed
  • Popular uses include culinary, fragrance, pollinator attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Licorice
Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Commercial, Drought Tolerant, Outdoor, Poor Soil Tolerant
Harvest Advantages Dried
Plant Resistance Deer

About Anise Seeds

Pimpinella anisum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Also known as Aniseed

Plant anise herb seeds in a nice sunny spot in soil that has adequate drainage. Anise seeds produce a pungent flavored herb that resembles fennel and licorice, and it is used to enliven culinary dishes with its unique taste. This sweet-smelling herb is commonly found in Indian, and Asian cuisine. The anise herb is also frequently used to flavor liqueurs such as arak, aguardiente, ouzo, and sambuca.

Planting Information

Planting Anise Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 6 to 12 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
View our Anise Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Recommended Coverage
Packet Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce Up to 250 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound Up to 1,000 Sq. Ft
1 Pound Up to 4,000 Sq. Ft

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