Hyssopus officinalis growing shrub or subshrub of the genus Hyssopus also known as Herb Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental ground cover, fragrant drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11
Hyssopus officinalis leaves
Leaves edible color green the size 1-3 cm, there are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the winter leaves smaller and thick.
Flower fragrant color can pink or purple the flowers small and grow on stems.
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Requirements for Hyssopus officinalis growing and care:
Moist and well drain soil, alkaline soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to grow
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / in warm climate also autumn, in desert winter-autum
Pests and diseases:
All year round
How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant?
20-80 cm, 8-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Fragrant flower in pink or purple color the flowers small and grow on stems
Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Autumn (but can be harvest all year)
How to harvest the leaves?
Better to cut the stems the after the plant established
Information about leaves:
Leaves ovate in green color the size 1-3 cm
Uses of Hyssopus officinalis leaves:
Herbs, eaten raw, spices