Hyssopus plants are a common member of many gardens; they are hardy perennial herbs that reach between 45 and 60 cm in height.
The common name for Hyssopus is Hyssop.
The Hyssop plant has lance shaped leaves, and it blooms with tiny tube flowers of pink, blue, or white flowers towards the end of summer.
Hyssopus officinalis - Dwarf hyssop by peganum.
Common Names: Hyssop.
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial.
Height: 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm).
Native: Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Asia.
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 10.
When growing Hyssop, the seeds should be sowed at the start of spring before the last frost. It is best to lightly cover the Hyssop sees once sown.
Hyssop like to grow in a part of the garden that is either sunny or partin shade.
Ideally the soil should be light and of a dry nature.
If you plan to first grow Hyssop indoors, then they should be started about ten weeks before they are due to be put out in the garden in spring.
It will take from two to seven weeks for the seeds to germinate at a temperature of 15 to 21 degrees centigrade (59 to 70°F). Once ready, transplant the Hyssop seedlings about 45 to 90 cm (18 to 36 inches) apart.
Hyssopus plants are fairly easy to maintain. They should be cut back every autumn, and divided every four years to maintain vigour.
Division is also a good way to propagate new Hyssop plants; this is best done in the spring.