Hyssop – Item #4686


Hyssop is a flowering shrub-like perennial herb that grows 1-2′, commonly grown for its flavorful leaves. With hardy growth, Hyssop develops violet-blue flowers spiked on deep-green slender stems that give off a bright aroma. Hyssop is in the mint family and makes a vibrant ornamental herb that attracts pollinators and is a good candidate for container gardening.

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Additional information

Weight .25 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space:  6-12″ (15-30cm)

Row Space: 18-24″ (46-61 cm

Sprouts In: 14-21 days

Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost date for transplants, or direct sow after danger of frost and soil has warmed. Plant in sun or partial shade in amended, well-drained soil. Prefers light to moderate watering.

Harvest fresh as needed for use in salads, soups or other dishes. To dry, cut stems in small bunches and hang them upside down in a dark, well-ventilated area. Fresh or dried leaves can be frozen for later use. Trim back established hyssop plants heavily in spring and again after flowering to encourage bushier plants.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis

Matures In: 75-80 days

Attributes: Perennial Heirloom