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Hyssop 500 seeds Herb flower garden purple flowered (Hyssopus officinalis)
Evergreen perennial growing to 50cm. Aromatic green foliage with spikes of small attractive violet/blue flowers. Has culinary and medicinal uses. Strong bitter minty flavour often used to flavour soups, stews, salad, meat and egg dishes. Attracts bees and butterflies. Can be grown as a dwarf hedge.
Hyssop (Hysoppus officinalis) is an attractive flowering herb commonly grown for its flavourful leaves. Growing a hyssop plant is easy and makes a lovely addition to the garden. The spikes of blue, pink, or red flowers are great for attracting important pollinators to the landscape as well. The most common way to plant hyssop is by sowing seeds. Sow hyssop seeds indoors or directly in the garden about eight to 10 weeks before the last frost. Plant hyssop just beneath the soil’s surface or about a quarter inch (0.6 cm.) deep. Hyssop seeds usually take between 14 and 21 days to germinate and can be transplanted (if sown indoors) in the garden after the threat of frost has ended in spring. Space hyssop plants about 6 to 12 inches (15-30 cm.) apart. Once blooming has ceased and seed capsules have completely dried, they can be collected and stored for growing hyssop the next season. In some areas, however, hyssop plants will self-seed readily. In addition, the plants can be divided in fautumn.