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. 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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