A lovely addition to any garden. Here both the
Hyssop are shown growing side by side. A mid to late summer bloomer, both
Hyssops look good planted with Tricolor
Sage, Lavenders and
Catmint. Bees and
Butterflies are attracted to them. When they are finished blooming, shear back
the flower stem and any untidy branches to create a welcome green globe. Hyssop
makes a nice informal edging plant.
This Hyssop is not thought to be the
hyssop of the Bible, because it is not native to the region. That honor is
given to Origanum maru.
Dried Hyssop has been used sparingly as a
minty culinary addition to soups, stews and herbal teas. Fresh leaves can be
added to soft cheeses, butters, sauces and dips. Experiment with small
amounts because it can be bitter. Flowers are milder flavored and can be
used as a garnish.
Hyssop is included in our
English Cottage Herb Garden Six
Pack and makes a great addition to our
Wildlife Herb Garden Six Pack.