- Perennial plant in zones 4-9
- Plants grow to 18-24 inches
- Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
- Drought resistant
(Hyssopus officinalis) Used as early as the 7th century to improve the smell of kitchens and hospitals. Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads, soups, liqueurs, and stews. Essential oil used in perfumes. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants grow 18-24". Perennial in zones 4-9.
Learn to Grow Hyssop
Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-10 Days
Plant Outdoors: 6-12” Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Success is greatly improved if seeds are placed with soil into a plastic bag and refrigerated for 4-6 weeks. Once removed from the cool, place in an area that is between 55-65°F. Plant out after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers average well-drained soil.
Ratings & Reviews
Love having this in the garden - wonderful aroma, native bees go crazy for the flowers, and gold finches enjoy the seeds in fall. Overwintered easily and withstood our crazy heat waves (zone 9)!
Beautiful, fragrant, hardy
by UT gardener
I have planted this in two gardens, one with rocky soil and one with heavy clay. It has thrived in both! Withstands hot conditions (90-100 degrees all summer on a park strip with lots of reflected heat from the road and sidewalk) and overwinters in the cold like a champ. Bees ADORE the blossoms and it blooms for a long time, even without deadheading. Highly recommend.