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Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus (Rock Hyssop)Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus (Rock Hyssop)Herb in 1 Litre Pot 

Rock Hyssop or Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus is an attractive perennial herb that will make a fantastic edging plant or a specimen in the front of a border, as it grows up to 40cm tall and is a particularly compact variety.Rock Hyssop can be back hard in the spring (into older woody stems) to encourage new growth and keep the plant tidy.

A bushy plant, Rock Hyssop has an upright habit, and many stems of short spike-like aromatic green leaves, and deep blue flower spikes which 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.

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 Rock Hyssop Online

Our potted Rock Hyssop herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.






Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus (Rock Hyssop)Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 30cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Formal
  • 5
    A beautiful blue

    Posted by Lena Lawrence on 13th Jun 2019

    This plant was lovely and healthy when it arrived. Haven’t planted it yet due to the weather, but intend to plant it in a sunny border where it will attract bees and butterflies. Can’t wait to see it in full bloom. The colour looks sensational and will look even better once it has spread. It isn’t overly invasive and flowers during the summer.

  • 5
    great service

    Posted by malcolm on 3rd Aug 2017

    good plant , good service!