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botanical name:
Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssopus officinalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Hyssop
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 11
description:
Bushy subshrub with aromatic, narrow pointed leaves. Spikes of small violet-blue flowers in late summer. Evergreen in mild climates.

cultivation:
Well-drained, moderately fertile neutral to alkaline soil. Likes full sun.

usage:
Leaves are used as a flavouring and the flowers are edible. An essential oil is made from the leaves and stems, also used for flavouring, in perfumery and aromatherapy. There is a long history of use as a medicinal herb.
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Can be used for low hedging in the herb garden or potager.

other notes:
from Southern Europe

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