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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Hyssop is an aromatic, semi-evergreen shrubby perennial with narrow dark green leaves. It has fragrant pink or purple flowers mid to late summer. It has a long history of use in herb gardens and is used as a flavoring agent in Chartreuse liquor.

    Latin Name

    Hyssopus officinalis


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Herb
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - September


    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Herb
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Erosion
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern and eastern Europe


    History

    Brother August Schubert grew hyssop in the Kitchen Garden at the Moravian settlement of Bethabara in North Carolina in 1761.


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