Hyssop Herb Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis
- Days to Maturity: 70-85 Perennial
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Seed Plant Spacing: 12-18”
- Growth Habit: Upright/compact/shrub-like
- Soil Preference: Added compost, dry and well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
- Pests/Diseases: Hoverflies, moths, root rot
- Color: Violet-blue flower spikes, slender deep-green stems
- Flavor: Aromatic, bright, floral, minty
Hyssop Herb Growing Habits
Non-GMO (Hyssopus officinalis) Common Hyssop grows as a warm heirloom and flowering herb reaching 2-3’ tall. As a perennial, Hyssop, also known as “Syrian oregano” is a variety that thrives in temperate conditions and blooms in mid-to-late summer or early fall. Once your hyssop plants reach full maturity, hardy herbs will develop violet-blue flowers spiked on slender deep-green stems—giving off a bright, floral and minty aroma. Blue Hyssop will produce medicinal leaves throughout the season. Harvest Hyssop before it easily self-seeds and dies back during winter.
The Medicinal Benefits of Growing Hyssop Garden Herb & Seed
As a member of the mint family, Blue Hyssop isn’t used as often in comparison to other herbs such as oregano. However, Hyssop is still known for its medicinal properties and is a popular way to soothe sore throats, coughs or the common cold. Hyssop can be extracted and added to herbal formulas as a syrup or as an essential oil—as Hyssop contains antioxidants in its aromatic violet-blue flowers that help relax your respiratory system.
The Various Aromatic Uses of Hyssop Garden Herb
Common Hyssop, also known as “Syrian oregano” is a flowering herb that has a variety of aromatherapy benefits. As a mint family member, Hyssop provides a bright, floral scent that is often made into essential oils or perfumes that are natural and medicinal! From homemade soap to skin cleansers, Blue Hyssop isn’t just a vibrant ornament in your garden, but can also be a relaxing addition to a warm bath or help soothe sinuses.
Hyssop Garden Herb Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approximately 900 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 432,000 Seeds