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Hyssop: Hyssopus officinalis



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one-side hyssop flowers in herb barrel flowers

Family: Labiatae

Above:hyssop in herb barrel, Below: pruning stems Use: berms, borders, low hedge, herb garden
cutting hyssop stems

Plant: aromatic sub-shrub to 3'

Origin: Mediterranean region

: 4 - 9

: one-sided spikes of tiny purple flowers, terminal and axillary. Large amount of nectar attracts honeybees, bumblebees, and other pollinators to the garden

Foliage: simple, nearly sessile leaves.

: full sun in well drained, average to poor soil. Prune back stems in mid summer to encourage new growth and repeat bloom. 2007, Last Updated July 8, 2007