Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus

Hyssop

Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus) 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 (xeric).
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Rock Gardens
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC014592

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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Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus) is 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.)
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SKU
HC014592
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Hyssop
Botanical Name
Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Height
24 inches
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
12-15" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
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, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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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