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Hyssop in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hyssopus officinalis

 

Hyssop

Hyssopus can be herbaceous perennials or evergreen shrubs. The leaves are aromatic, and the two-lipped flowers are borne in spires. Hyssopus officinalis is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with spires of blue in Summer and early Autumn. Bees love this plant.

 
plant Features
  • Hyssop likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Hyssop likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Hyssop is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Hyssop likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Hyssop

Latin name

Hyssopus officinalis

type

Herb

family

Lamiaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hyssop likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Hyssop is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Hyssop likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Hyssop likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hyssop is 1.00meters x 0.10meters 1.00 M 0.10 M

Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssopus can be herbaceous perennials or evergreen shrubs. The leaves are aromatic, and the two-lipped flowers are borne in spires. Hyssopus officinalis is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with spires of blue in Summer and early Autumn. Bees love this plant.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Spikes of usually bright blue bell shaped flowers which are two lipped.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out pot grown plants.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed into flowering position or plant out pot grown plants into a sunny site in early spring.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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