Hyssopus officinalis, commonly called hyssop, is an aromatic, semi-evergreen, woody-based, shrubby perennial that grows in an erect bushy clump.
Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. The stem is woody at the base, from which grow a number of straight branches. Its leaves are lanceshaped, dark green in colour.
During the summer, the plant produces bunches of pink, blue, or, more rarely, white fragrant flowe Flower clusters are 3-7-flowered, forming spike-like inflorescence.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||1.50 to 2 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Generally appreciates some afternoon part shade in hot summer climates. Thrives with regular watering, but established plants have drought tolerance. Prune back foliage in early to mid-spring. May be grown from seed sown in early spring.
Hyssopus officinalis care
Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea.
||Full sun to part shade
||Well-drained fertile loams soil
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Hyssopus officinalis special feature
Herb garden, rock garden or border. Specimen or group. Clip for low hedge or edger. Containe Leaves and flowers may be harvested for use in cooking or dried for use in potpourris.
Hyssopus officinalis uses
- Hyssop is an aromatic, semi-evergreen, woody-based, shrubby perennial that grows in an erect bushy clump
- It is frequently grown in herb gardens and as an ornamental
- Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it is commonly used as a medicinal plant
- Note: Please consult your health expert
- The fresh herb is commonly used in cooking
- Essence of hyssop can be obtained by steaming, and is used in cooking to a lesser extent