Hyssop, Official (Hyssopus officinalis) seeds, organic

(3 customer reviews)

$3.95$49.10

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10

Woody perennial evergreen subshrub native to the mediterranean and one of the more northern hardy of the mediterranean plants.  This is a classic herb used in knot gardens and for low hedging.  Can be readily shaped and is quite lovely in flower.  The aroma of the flowers, either fresh or dried, is completely unique and one of the best of all herbal aromas.  Traditional usage (TWM): common cold.  Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soils, excellent drainage.  Sow seed in spring in flats.  Scarify seed lightly on fine sandpaper.  Barely cover seed, tamp well, and keep evenly moist, warm and in the light until germination, which takes 7 to 10 days.   Transplant to pots after second set of true leaves appears.  Within a few weeks the seedling will have grown sufficiently to transplant out to the garden.  May also be direct seeded in a fine seedbed or nursery bed.  Thin or transplant to 2 to 3 feet apart.  Flowers to 3 feet tall.  Cut back in fall to limit snow damage and maintain a nice mounded shape.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~1,100 seeds
5 g contains ~5,500 seeds
10 g contains ~11,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Question

    Donna (verified owner)

    Hello again,

    On the webpage it says, “Scarify seed lightly on fine sandpaper. Barely cover seed, tamp well, and keep evenly moist, warm and in the light until germination, which takes 7 to 10 days,” but on the package it says, “Rough up soil, surface sow, tamp firmly, and keep evenly moist and in the light until germ, which takes 1 to 3 weeks.” My question is, do I need to scarify the seed, and can I lightly cover the seed with soil?

    Thank you,
    Donna

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Donna,
      Hyssop seed is extremely easy to germinate and grow. All Lamiaceae will benefit from a light sandpaper scarification prior to planting. The seed can be pressed into the surface or barely covered. Germination times will vary according to conditions, but this is a vigorous and happy germinator. You will have no problems with it–proceed.
      Richo

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    Denise Oberlin

    How do these plants do in Zone 4 (North Texas)?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hyssop is hardy in your area. It is a great plant and it does well. The bees particularly love it, as do I, the aroma is deep, complex, alluring.

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  3. Mary

    Zone 3 hardy!

    Mary

    Easy to germinate, grow and transplant to the garden to form a beautiful low border around taller medicinal herbs. It has survived two winters in my garden in northern MN, including last winter with a near record -48F. Some plants died back, but all resprouted from the base. Can’t say enough good things about this plant!

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    Steve Enkarkar

    How do I get your seed.
    Am in east Africa Kenya?
    I would like to start a small farm of herbal medicine.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Order online at http://www.strictlymedicinalseeds.com and we will send your seeds and send the tracking to your e-mail. We ship worldwide but cannot guarantee receipt becasue we cannot guarantee the actions of foreign customs.

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    Susan

    Does this plant have a licorice aroma to the leaves?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Susan,
      No, you might be thinking of Anise Hyssop in the genus Agastache. We do carry that, also, under the name of Mint, Licorice.
      Richo

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    • Brie Metcalf

      Is this like the hyssop mentioned in the bible?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Brie, Some people say that it is, and others say that the “Hyssop” mentioned in the bible is actually Zaatar (Ezov in Hebrew). Both are great plants and we do try to have them available to people in seed and plant form. Richo

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