350 seeds $2.25
Hyssop is a showy herb with long-blooming spikes of dark violet-blue flowers from mid summer to fall. The flowers attract butterflies, bees and bumblebees.
Hyssopus officinalis has a slightly bitter, minty flavor. The leaves can be used in meat dishes, soups, salads and teas. Medicinally, hyssop is used for coughs and sore throats. Harvest the leaves before the flowers bloom.
Hyssopus officinalis is a drought-tolerant perennial, which makes it useful for xeriscaping. It has woody stems, so it can be grown as a low-growing hedge in ornamental gardens. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-10.
height 18-24" spacing 12"
Sowing Hyssopus officinalis Seeds
Start hyssop seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow 1/8" deep. Or sow outdoors after the last frost. Full sun. Well-drained soil.