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Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis

Pretty, shiny lanced-shaped leaved herb growing to two feet. Bluish-pink flowers bloom in later summer. Very aromatic leaves, reminiscent of basil; flowers are used in potpourris. Medicinally, it is used for colds, flu, and bronchitis as it has some anti-viral properties.

100 seeds

 

Planting

Perennial, Zone 4-9

Germination: 7-21 days, 

Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-10 weeks before last frost.  Provide 60-70 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 12-24" apart. Sow outdoors in the spring when soil warms to 60 degrees. Sow a few seeds every 4-6" , thinning to 12-24" apart.

Light  Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Average, dry, well drained

Uses:  medicinal, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals

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