Hyssop, Blue (Hyssopus officinalis) - 200 Seeds

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Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) - 200 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Deer Resistant
•USDA Zones: 4-9

Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is one of the very best Old World plants for attracting and feeding bees and bumble bees. A medicinal herb, its aromatic foliage, and bright blue flowers are a highlight of the mid-summer garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant that makes for an excellent border, hedge or container plant.

Culinary Uses:
Steam fresh hyssop leaves to lessen the intensity and bitterness and add them to salads, broths, and soups. Sprinkle dried hyssop over roasted vegetables or mix it into your ratatouille or caponata. Use hyssop in place of some or all of the mint in a recipe, like when braising lamb.

Medicinal Properties:
Hyssop is used for digestive and intestinal problems including liver and gallbladder conditions, intestinal pain, intestinal gas, colic, and loss of appetite. It is also used for respiratory problems including coughs, the common cold, respiratory infections, sore throat, and asthma.

Planting Instructions:
Hyssop thrives in light, well drained soil and full sun or partial shade and should be planted after the last frost of spring. It can also be planted in late fall for spring germination. Since the seeds need light to germinate, sow them 2-3 seeds per plant on the surface of the soil 6" apart and thin them to 12" when seedlings emerge. Germination may take as long as 4 weeks.

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