Hyssopus officinalis 'Roseus'
Also known as
10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
Pink Hyssop Overview
Hyssopus officinalis 'Roseus' is an attractive flowering herb commonly grown for its flavorful leaves. The spikes of pink flowers are great for attracting important pollinators to the landscape as well. A low maintenance shrub, Pink Hyssop is easy to grow and makes a lovely addition to the herb and kitchen garden. It can be used a hedging in knot gardens or added to Mediterranean style plantings, simply trim plants back hard in Spring. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Common problems with Pink Hyssop
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Pink 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 Pink 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.
Take soft wood cuttings in early summer.
Special features of Pink Hyssop
During the summer, the plant produces bunches of pink fragrant flowers. These give rise to small oblong achenes.
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Pink Hyssop
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.