Hyssop 'Blue Licorice' Seeds

As useful in the kitchen as it is beautiful.

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$2.50

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Hyssop is a native Midwestern U.S. perennial that was commonly used for tea and medicinal remedies by Native Americans. It is as useful in the kitchen as it is beautiful. The leaves and flowers make a refreshing licorice-fruity tasting tea and can be tossed in salads. The lavender-blue flower spikes can be harvested for fresh or dried floral arrangements. Plant it in a border or near a pathway, so you can enjoy its refreshing scent as you pass by. Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Agastache sp.
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 4 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Fall/Early Winter, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic, Blue-Green, Herbaceous
Other Details Flowers are fragrant, Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 100