Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Item #: 602188
Availability: Shipping starts September 19
Regular price: $10.00
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Hardy, semi-evergreen, perennial subshrub
Description: Summer-blooming subshrub (short woody plant) with spikes of small, violet-blue flowers
Habit: Grows to 18 to 24 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide
Culture: Prefers full sun and well-drained soil; cut back hard in spring to promote new growth
Attributes: Attracts bees and butterflies, fragrant foliage, edible, drought tolerant, deer resistant
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 9
Jefferson-documented

Hyssop was a well-established plant in English gardens by the 15th century, and was brought to America by early colonists. Thomas Jefferson listed Hyssop among plants for his kitchen garden in 1794. Sometimes used as an edging plant for gardens, the trimmings from hyssop were spread over floors (as a strewing herb) where they would give off a pleasant, fresh smell when dry. Hyssop was recommended by Gerard (1597) in combination with figs, water, honey, and rue to “helpeth the inflammation of the lungs, the old cough, and shortnesse of breath…” Use Hyssop in mixed borders, herb gardens, or as an edging plant as you would young Boxwoods.

Arrives in a 3.5" plastic pot.zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9

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