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Hyssop Seeds (Certified Organic)

Flowers are loved by honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $3.25

Special Price $2.60

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Details

Hyssop is often seen in the herb garden as an attractive, compact, 2 ft. tall hedge plant. Showy, violet-blue flower spikes bloom from July to November. Flowers are loved by honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Narrow dark green leaves are slightly bitter, minty, and tasty in small amounts in salads, soups, and stews. Medicinally, hyssop is used as a gargle for sore throat. The oil obtained from the leaves are used to make herbal baths and facials. It is also used to flavor pork, chicken, soups, teas and stuffing.

Hyssop was well-established in English gardens by the 1400's, and was brought to America by early colonists. Thomas Jefferson listed Hyssop among plants for his kitchen garden in 1794. 

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

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Hyssopus officinalis
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 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, 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, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F, USDA Zone 11a: to 45F, USDA Zone 11b: to 50F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic, Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Flowers are fragrant, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, 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, Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Seeds Per Pack 50