Hyssop: A Must for Your Garden

Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is one of my favorite perennial herbs to grow from seed. These plants are loaded with purple, nectar-rich flowers, beginning mid-summer. Hyssop makes a beautiful feature in any garden and is stunning when mass planted. The hyssop plants in our gardens and meadows are always buzzing with bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.

This hardy perennial herb is native to the U.S. Hyssop is drought tolerant and grows on woody stems that are loaded with long leafy spikes and filled with tiny flowers.

Hyssop has a sweet scent, with leaves that have a warm, slightly bitter taste. Use the leaves and some honey from your local beekeeper to make tea.

I start my hyssop seeds indoors, 6 weeks before my average last frost date. (May 15 -zone 5b)

Height: 24”-48”
Bloom Color: Lavender-Blue
Bloom Time: Summer
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

As garden catalogs continue to fill your mailbox, make sure you add hyssop to your wish list!

Note: All of my hyssop seeds come from Botanical Interests

Happy Seed Starting!


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