Growing Hyssop Seeds
Hyssop is a perennial shrub or subshrub that grows to 2 feet and does well in dry, well drained alkaline soil. This menthol-fragrant herb begins blooming in mid summer and can be pruned into a low hedge as a border in your herb garden. Once used to purify temples, this herb is very beautiful with its spikes of vivid deep purple/blue flowers and makes a minty tea good for digestion.
Days to Maturity: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 12”-18”
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Well-drained, low to moderate water
Temp Preference: Warm
Light Preference: Full sun
Color: Green stems with purple/blue flowers
Flavor: Strong Menthol/Mint
Sowing and Growing
Sow hyssop seeds indoors in late winter to transplant in the spring. You can also direct-sow in well prepared, well drained soil. Germination takes about 2 weeks. Hyssop can grow up to 2 feet high. Prune lightly after flowering and keep deep pruning for the spring after growth has begun.
Harvest leaves anytime during the season with or without flowers. Infuse into a tea, add the flowers to a salad or use as a cake decoration. Great in potpourri! Dry in a cool dark place for winter use.
- 1 g - Approximately 900 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 432,000 Seeds