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Hyssopus Officinalis (Blue Hyssop) Herb SEEDS

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Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis)Herb Seeds

Blue Hyssop or Hyssopus officinalis is an attractive perennial herb that will make a fantastic hedging plant or border, as it grows from 60cm to 90cm tall, and can be back hard in the spring (into older woody stems) to encourage new growth and keep the plant tidy.

A bushy plant, with an upright habit, Hyssop has many stems of short spike-like green leaves, and deep blue flower spikes appear in Summer, creating an absolutely beautiful display.

Preferring well-drained dry soil and a sunny position, Hyssop will grow well with little maintenance, and is an attractive addition to the border as well as the herb garden, it is bee and butterfly friendly too.

Growing Instructions

Sow indoors March to April, sow in separate 7cm (3in) pots containing well drained soil, just beneath the surface of the soil, cover with a light covering of compost. The seeds will germinate in 14 to 21 days,  transplant outside once plants are established and risk of frost has past. Or you can sow directly outdoors in May to June in drills then thin to a 45cm spacing.

Herb Usage

Although cultivated mostly for medicinal purposes, the leaves do have limited culinary uses e.g. used sparingly in salads, marinades and stews and the volatile oil of Hyssop is used today as an ingredient in some liquors, including Benedictine and Chartreuse.

Because of its strong, camphor-like smell, Hyssop is known mainly as a cleansing herb, and the leaves and flowers of Hyssop have a licorice-minty taste, so can be added to poultry stuffings (with sage), chicken soup or use small amounts with fatty fish and meat and can be dried for use in teas.

Buy Blue Hyssop Seeds Online

Our Blue Hyssop Seeds are generally available to buy online all year round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyssopus Officinalis (Blue Hyssop) Herb SEEDS
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 90cm
Spread 50cm
Latin Name Hyssopus Officinalis
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Formal