Hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis

Plant family

Lippenblütler (Lamiaceae) (Lamiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1ST YEAR

FOLLOWING YEARS

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Dry

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Light germinator

Seeding distance

40 cm

Row spacing

40 cm

Seeding depth

0.3 cm

Instructions

Mid of April

Planting

Description

Hyssop belongs to the family of labiates. It is a semi-shrub that copes well with drought. Hyssop can grow about 60 cm high and wide. The leaves of the perennial are small, pointed and dark green. The flowers resemble those of thyme. The whole plant gives off a spicy, aromatic fragrance.

Origin:

Hyssop originates from the Mediterranean region. However, it has been more widespread since the Middle Ages.

Growing tips

Hyssop is a heat-loving plant. It can be grown in advance in February or sown directly in May. Since the seeds are light germinators, they are placed on the soil (max. thinly covered) and watered. In the right location, the perennial is largely undemanding. To make it feel at home, plant it in a sunny, wind-protected spot with loose soil. Hyssop is not sensitive to drought and requires little watering in the summer. The plants are also relatively hardy. It is enough to cover them with a coniferous bough. Only for the first winter the perennial must be wintered frost-free. If hyssop stands in the same place for a long time, you should fertilize it a little from time to time. On soils poor in lime, you should also add some garden lime.

Companion Plants

Antagonistic Plants

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

No pests