Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus

Hyssop

 

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Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus) is one of the very best Old World plants for attracting and feeding bees. This medicinal herb's aromatic foliage and bright blue flowers are a highlight of the mid-summer garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Good for Erosion Control
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 59006

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Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus) is a fragrant herb traditionally used for brewing tea and as a medicinal plant. Hyssop is right at home in the ornamental garden. Its deep green foliage and dark-blue flower spikes are a delight in mid-summer when many other plants are looking beat from the heat. Extremely attractive to bees and butterflies, it is a wonderful companion plant to pink and orange Agastache. This is a wonderful lavender substitute for colder climates. Cut back to green foliage in early to mid-spring. 18-24" tall x 12-15" wide. (Seed propagated.)
SKU 59006
Common Name Hyssop
Botanical Name Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Good for Erosion Control, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Hyssopus (Hyssop)

Hyssopus (Hyssop) is a group of Old World herbs with blue flowers and aromatic foliage that is highly resistant to browsing animals and a favorite nectar source for bees of many types.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in a fast-draining, infertile soil with full sun. Don't plant in clay soils.
  • Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
  • Deadheading helps to keep the foliage looking tidy, but may not extend the flowering season.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.

Special comments:

  • Hyssopus can be short-lived perennials and should be encouraged to re-seed themselves by leaving some seed heads on the plants and mulching with small diameter gravel mulch.
  • Leave standing over the winter and trim off any winter killed stem tips, but don't cut the plant back to ground-level as this will kill the plant.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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too early to bloom

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus:

    I bought two of these last Fall and frankly put them in a not too friendly spot with not much care. They have come back very healthy and I am looking forward to seeing the blooms. It is too early here in Colorado to see blooms yet, but looking forward to a colorful summer.

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    have not bloomed yet

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus:

      I bought two of these last
      Fall and frankly put them in a really unforgiving spot. They have come back strong and look very healthy, it is too early for them to bloom, Spring Colorado snows but I am looking forward to what they will bring.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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