Sharon, your anise is beautiful. I am going to have to goggle anise, (agastache), and check out the different cultivars of anise, I am very curious.
The anise hyssop that I have growing as a perennial looks 100% completely different than yours when it blooms. I will take pictures, it should be in full bloom in a couple of weeks. I am growing another anise that I propogated with seed this year, quite a fair number of plants, haven't actually counted them, but I venture there is more than 100 that I transplanted. I will count them just for fun. I do not know what these blossoms will look like when they bloom. The foliage of the seed propogated anise is completely different than the perennial anise. It will be interesting to see what the plants compare with how the bees love them. The perennial one is covered in beneficial insects all the blooming period, which extends right until frost kill. That is why I have planted to many of these plants.
We will be returning to Maple Ridge on Thursday, we left last Thursday to a family wedding in a far away place, which took 4 hours by plane. I will see enormous growth of everything on my property, and I can't wait to get home to see my family, farm, flowers, vegies and bees. Have a wonderful day, great life. I also can't wait to get back to my routine every day of going on the forum first thing when I wake up. I have not had much time to go on the forum (even a few days before we left, I was so busy getting ready for the trip), and I truly miss this part of my routine :)