Hyssopus officinalis is a perennial herbaceous shrub rated as ‘hardy evergreen.’ Which means it keeps its leaves through the otherwise dormant winter months.
Hyssop can add wonderful flavour to soups and has a strong flavour so only a little is needed.
The plant has attractive blue flowers and has the advantage of helping to deter cabbage white butterfly.
Plant in full sun in a well-draining location. They can also be grown in pots and tubs. Water well before and immediately after planting. You can use a plant feed fortnightly through the growing season.
Hyssop flowers from early summer to early autumn.