Pimpinella anisum - Aniseed, Anis
Culinary herb Anise can be used in soups, stews, cakes, salads; sauces, cosmetics, desserts, baking, etc. Seeds and fruit have a liquorice flavour. Once the plant is established the young leaves can be used as an addition to salads. Anise likes light soils and a sunny sheltered position. Sow direct after last spring frosts in a warm, sheltered position, in well drained lime rich soil. Space plants 20-25cm apart with 50-60cm between rows. Used to ward off aphids.