How to grow Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssopus officinalis grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
Spring / in warm climate also autumn, in desert winter-autum

Pests and diseases:
Leafhoppers, aphids

Pruning season:
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:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flower in pink or purple color the flowers small and grow on stems

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Hyssopus officinalis

How to grow Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssopus officinalis plant care

Hyssopus officinalis


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
  • Ground cover plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9