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Botanical name

Hyssopus officinalis

Categories

Common name(s)

Hyssop

Drought tolerance

Drought tolerant.

Flowers

Deep blue/purple flowers

Origin

Plant Care

When to sow

Foliage

Its small pointed leaves are lanceolate, dark green and compact.

Planting instructions

Plant hyssop just beneath the soil's surface 6mm deep. Hyssop seeds usually take between 14 and 21 days to germinate. Space hyssop plants about 150mm to 300mm apart.

Soil Conditions

well-drained soil

Uses

A tea made from Hyssop is used for digestive and intestinal problems. It is also used for respiratory infections.

Wildlife Attractions

A great plant for attracting bees, butterflies and beetles.

Harvest

Harvest hyssop leaves as needed before the plant flowers. Pick flowers when the blooms are three-quarters open.

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