HYSSOP BLUE – MAKES A SOOTHING TEA AND EVEN TREATS HEAD LICE! $1.50 $1.20

HERBALIST’S GARDEN – THIS IS BLUE HYSSOP, A FRIEND TO THE BEES AND A USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL HERB FOR US!
Home herb gardeners are growing hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) for its dark green leaves which are used to flavour salads, soups, liqueurs and stews.
The hyssop plant forms a small evergreen shrub 30-60cm tall. Woody stems emerge from a single base and are covered in small green aromatic leaves. Clusters of flowers are borne on the upper most parts of the stem in summer and are harvested and dried.
Native to southern Europe, Hyssop was used as early as the seventh century as a purifying tea and for medicine. The ancient herb is said to cure all manner of ailments from head lice to shortness of breath.
As a culinary herb, the young fresh green stem tips and young flowers may be added to cooking or salads for a fresh lemony flavour.
Medicinally, hyssop is used for the healing properties of its volatile oils, and are often extracted and administered by steeping the dried or fresh green leafy stems in hot water to make a soothing tea.
Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.
SEEDS MEDIUM SIZED, BLACK, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soils.

Plants may die back to ground level in very cold climates and reshoot in Spring.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring or Autumn, at a depth of 6mm, with 70cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
3-10 days @ 20-22°C

Maturity
80-95 days.

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Seed Count: 30
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