Hyssop, a non-invasive member of the Mint family, is an easy-to-grow ornamental herb and shrubby evergreen. It is deer resistant and perennial in zones 3-11. It gets up to 24″ high and 36″ wide and grows best in full sun. Hyssop looks lovely when accompanied by other purple perennials like Lavender, Santolina, and Berberis. It looks great in a border, amongst ornamentals, and in the vegetable garden. We love to grow Hyssop around and under Tree Collards (our specialty) because it helps deter the cabbage moth from laying its’ eggs.
Hyssop blooms profusely, attracting butterflies and bees. Hyssop honey is deliciously sweet if you keep bees. Hyssop is also used to flavor some alcohols and liqueurs like Absinthe. This aromatic herb produces fragrant blue flowers on spikes. Hyssop has a sweet, fruity scent in arrangements, but is quite bitter when consumed as tea. It is most commonly used as a drying cough expectorant. Combined with Horehound and honey in tea form, Hyssop creates a great natural alternative to store-bought cough syrups.
A very pungent herb, Hyssop is sometimes added to stews and salads for a strong taste or used as a garnish. Fresh leaves can be added to soft cheeses, butters, sauces and dips. Experiment with small amounts because it can be bitter. Flowers are milder flavored and can be used as a garnish.
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