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Hyssop Seeds - Hyssopus officinalis - Herb

Type: Hardy Perennial Herb
Approximate height: Up to 80 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers a sunny position in well drained soil
When to sow: Spring to early autumn
Where to sow: Inside, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 500 seeds / 0.6 g

Hyssop is a semi-evergreen shrubby herb with aromatic leaves and blue flowers.

It has strongly flavoured leaves which can be used sparingly in stews and blue flowers which can be sprinkled on salads.

A good plant for hedging and loved by pollinators.

Warning - Do not use hyssop during pregnancy

  Hyssop attracts / provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Short-tongued bumblebees
  • Honeybees  
  • 🦇 
  • 🦇 (RHS)
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

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