Hyssop cultivation

How to grow hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)



June – September. Flowers blue or violet in spikes. Very outstanding stamens standing out of the corolla. Narrow leaves, lanceolate, pointed. Perennial grass of mediterranean origin, up to 70 cm.


Regularly. Not very abundantly in winter.


For flowerbeds in poor soils. It is cultivated as an industrial plant for the elaboration of perfumes, vermouths and aromatic oils. As a medicinal plant, with specially antiseptic properties. The leaves to flavour meals.




By means of seeds in autumn or by means of cuttings in summer. It is convenient to prune the whole plant in spring.


Well drained soil, fertile and loamy, although it can also grow in calcareous poor soils.

* Related information: Hyssop properties

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22 January, 2020

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