Herbaceous perennial that grows upto 180 cm. Plant in herb garden or in border in fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun. Fresh aniseed-flavoured seeds and leaves. Leaves are used with oily fish, seafood, and salad dressing. Seeds flavour breads, curries, apple pie and fish sauce. Sprouted seed are used as a salad herb. Purple foliage. A tonic for the nervous system. Height 180 cm.