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Hyssop
Scientific Name: Hyssopus officinalis L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 7-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Compact perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds in fall or spring, cuttings or divisions

Fresh hyssop can be used as herb, but its taste is relatively weak, and it adds bitterness to the dish. It has also been used medicinally as an expectorant.
'Aristata' is a dwarf cultivar.
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 140.

Blooming Habits:
The hyssop has a profusion of blue, white, or pink flower spikes from June to December.

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