Hyssop is often seen in the herb garden as an attractive, compact, 2-foot tall hedge plant. Showy, dark blue flower spikes delight July to November. Flowers are loved by honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Narrow dark green leaves are slightly bitter, tasty in small amounts in salads, soups, and stews. Medicinally hyssop is used as a gargle for sore throat. Packet is ½ gram, about 400 seeds.
How to Plant Hyssop Seeds
Sow hyssop seed in cell packs or flats, ⅛ inch deep. Kept at 60-65°F., germination is in 10-20 days. Transplant hyssop seedlings into the garden 8-12 inches apart. Learn more about growing hyssop, and culinary, and medicinal uses.