Hyssop Blue 10cm Pot

£1.99

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Common Name: Hyssop ‘Blue’
  • Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’
  • Mature Height: Up to 60 centimeters (24 inches)
  • Spread: 30-45 centimeters (12-18 inches)
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Foliage: Linear, Gray-Green
  • Flowers: Small, Tubular, Blue
  • Flowering Period: Summer to Early Autumn
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Aspect: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Soil Type: Well-Draining, Sandy, Loamy
  • Uses: Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant, Pollinator Attractor

Description:

Hyssop ‘Blue’ (Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’) is a versatile herbaceous perennial prized for its aromatic foliage and attractive blue flowers. This variety of hyssop features upright, clumping growth, with linear, gray-green leaves that release a pleasant herbal scent when crushed. In summer to early autumn, it produces spikes of small, tubular blue flowers that attract pollinators to the garden.

Key Features:

  • Aromatic Foliage: Hyssop ‘Blue’ is renowned for its fragrant foliage, which exudes a strong, minty scent reminiscent of thyme or oregano. The leaves can be harvested fresh or dried and used to add flavor and aroma to a variety of culinary dishes, including soups, stews, and salads.
  • Attractive Flowers: In summer to early autumn, Hyssop ‘Blue’ produces spikes of small, tubular flowers in shades of blue, ranging from pale lavender-blue to deep violet-blue. These flowers are highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making hyssop an excellent choice for wildlife-friendly gardens.
  • Medicinal Uses: In addition to its culinary applications, hyssop has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine. It is believed to have various health benefits, including digestive support, respiratory relief, and immune system support. The leaves and flowers can be infused into teas or used topically in herbal preparations.
  • Hardiness: Hyssop ‘Blue’ is a hardy perennial that thrives in a wide range of climates and growing conditions. It is tolerant of heat, drought, and poor soil, making it well-suited to sunny, well-draining locations in the garden. Once established, it requires minimal care and maintenance.
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