Also known as
Hyssop, Common Hyssop, Garden Hyssop
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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Blue Hyssop Overview
Hyssop is an attractive flowering herb commonly grown for its flavorful leaves. Growing a hyssop plant is easy and makes a lovely addition to the garden. The spikes of blue or pink flowers are great for attracting important pollinators to the landscape as well. Hyssop is a brightly coloured shrub or subshrub, the stem is woody at the base, from which grow a number of straight branches.
Common problems with Blue Hyssop
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Blue Hyssop
Under conditions, herb hyssop is harvested twice yearly, once at the end of spring and once more at the beginning of autumn. The plants are preferably harvested when flowering in order to collect the flowering tips.
How to propagate Blue Hyssop
Sow seeds in trays or directly in situ 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost. Plant hyssop just beneath the soil’s surface. Seeds usually take 14 - 21 days to germinate.
Special features of Blue Hyssop
During the summer, the plant produces bunches of pink, blue, or, more rarely, white fragrant flowers. These give rise to small oblong achenes.
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Blue Hyssop
Can grow on walls or found on banks. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.
It is commonly used as a medicinal plant due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant.
Dried Hyssop leaves can be founs in Za’atar a famous Middle Eastern herbal mix and in sumac.
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