- Attractive flowering herb with aromatic green leaves
- Use the leaves sparingly in salads or to flavour meat.
- Hyssop produces rich blue clusters of edible flowers that grow out of one side of its stem.
- Flowering in summer/early autumn, it is great at attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.
- The stem has a square shape with long pointed aromatic dark green leaves.
- Hyssop can grow to a height of 45cm - it is a semi-evergreen, hardy plant.
- Perfect to grow in borders, pots or even as a hedge
- Bring small plants in over Winter, leave established plants outside and cut almost to the ground in colder winter regions.
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Excellent pest and disease resistance
Hyssop is resistant to pests and diseases. In fact, many people grow it as a companion plant to help repel cabbage months and flea beetles. The few diseases that attack hyssop are all related to the plant growing in conditions that are too moist.MORE
Native to cool, high elevations, Hyssop tolerates drought conditions well. Care should be taken not to overwater. Allow the soil to completely dry out between watering.MORE
Plant in a position where the plants will receive around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day.MORE
Any well drained soil
Hyssop needs well-drained soil with lots of well-rotted compost. If you have clay soil, add some sand to loosen up it up. Hyssop does well in rocky soil as long as there is adequate drainage. Hyssop grows in a wide range of pH levels but seems to prefer 6.5 7.0.MORE
Feeding not required
No feeding needed.MORE
Prune after flowering to maintain the plant's shape.MORE