The name hyssop comes from the Greek hussopos and the Hebrew esob meaning 'holyherb.'
Insider's Secret! Hyssop is said to repel flea beetles and lure away cabbage moths. Try planting hyssop next to cabbage and grapes.
Aromatic, cosmetic, culinary, and medicinal.
Hyssop scents potpourris and perfumes. It is used in soothing herbal baths and in herbal facials to cleanse the skin. The mint-like leaves and flowers add flavor to green salads, soups, fruit salads, and teas. Hyssop can be grown in containers. It is said to have some medicinal qualities. Hyssop must be planted early in the garden or started indoors. It attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Choose a sunny spot where the soil drains well or is dry. In early spring, sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in rows about 1 foot apart. In early summer, thin the seedlings to about 1 foot apart within the rows. Prune the plants occasionally and remove flower heads.
Hyssop require little maintenance. Hyssop Plants may need to be replaced every 4 to 5 years. Harvest just before the flowers begin to open. Hang in bunches upside down in a shady, warm, airy location. Remove the leaves and flowers from the stems. Place in airtight containers. Harvest only the green plant matter since the tough woody parts have little flavour and scent.
PLANT TYPE: Perennial ZONE / HARDINESS: 3 to 9 MATURE PLANT SIZE: 20 to 36 inches high or more x 16 inches wide LIGHT: Full Sun FLOWERING PERIOD: July to September SOIL TYPE: Light, dry, rocky, well-drained soil pH RANGE: 6.7 KNOWN PESTS: N/A KNOWN DISEASES: N/A
Propagation method: Seeds; cuttings or division in spring or fall. Bloom time and color: June to September; blue-violet.
In early spring, sow seeds 1/4 inch deep.
Thin in early summer to 1 foot apart for a tighter planting and 2 feet apart for ample spacing.
Occasionally prune plants and remove old flower heads. Plants may need to be replaced every four to five years.
Germination: 85% Country of Origin: USA
Seeds are weighed in excess of amount advertised and carefully packaged in glassine envelopes. Description labels and planting guides are on each packet.
Seeds are sourced from reputable seed merchants or wild crafted with environmental consciousness. The seeds are germination tested for freshness and reliability or labeled as not tested if I have not tested them to date. Seeds are kept in environmental conditions that promote seed life (Dark/Dry/Cool). Plant with confidence!
Apr 10, 2013 by A fellow maker
Mar 21, 2013 by A fellow maker
Growing it now and had no trouble with shipping or freshness of product.