Seed Needs, Blue Hyssop Herb (Hyssopus officinalis) Twin Pack of 500 Seeds Each Non-GMO

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Twin Pack of 500 Seeds Each (1,000 Seeds Total)

Grow the beautiful, flowering herb “Hyssop,” from freshly harvested Hyssopus officinalis herb seeds. Hyssop is considered an herb, however you will soon see that it makes an attractive flower as well. The plants are often categorized as a mint, producing a strong fragrance which attracts an array of beneficial insects to the garden. Used in insectaries and butterfly gardens, Hyssop will likely attract butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and humming birds as well. The plants themselves reach a mature height of roughly 24 inches tall, displaying pale purple flowers through the summer months.

Grown as a perennial flowering herb, Hyssop will establish a deep root system in its initial year of growth. The plants wither on the surface, with the first frost, but return the following Spring after all danger of frost has passed. The seeds can be allowed to fall to the bare ground beneath, to establish new plant life as well. You can even collect the seeds from the spent blooms in the late Autumn season.

Hyssop is widely cultivated as a culinary herb. Its young leaves have sort of a minty flavoring, and are very aromatic. Both the leaves and flowers of Hyssop herbs are edible and are often times added to salads and soups. The leaves can flavor pork, chicken, soups, teas and stuffing.

Sowing the Seed – Hyssop herbs can be established indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost, at a depth of 1/16″ under topsoil. Avoid burying the seeds, since they will require a bit of direct sunlight to properly germinate. Transplant or direct sow outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.

Growing Conditions – Hyssop herbs will thrive in an area of full sunlight or partial shade. They will require temperatures of at least 70F to germinate and grow successfully. The soil should be fertile and rich in organic matter, but also well drained. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily with a mist setting, until germination occurs.

Germination & Growth – Hyssop seeds will typically germinate within roughly 7 to 10 days after sowing, if proper conditions are met. The plants will grow to a mature height of about 24 inches tall, and can be spaced 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. The plants can attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden with their strong fragrance. The leaves and flowers are used sparingly in soups and salads.

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Beautiful Packet Designs

Each seed packet comes with a beautifully illustrated image of the variety to be grown.Details on the front include which variety is grown, as well as the scientific name and estimated seed count.Detailed information about the specific crop is found on the front right.Packets measure 3.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall.Save your seeds for the next season! Many people don’t know that seeds actually don’t expire for years if they are kept in optimal conditions. Place unused seed packets in a ziplock bag, press the air out and keep them in a cool, dry and dark location for next year!

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Detailed Sowing Information

Easy to follow seed sowing directions are presented on the reverse side of each seed packet.QR codes are displayed on each seed packet for easy reordering, or for additional information on the variety purchased.Each seed packet has a latex glue that allows you to self seal and save unused seeds.

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Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a shrub in the Lamiaceae or mint family native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its purported properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it has been used in traditional herbal medicine.

Plant Type

Herb

Flower / Herb

Herb

Herb

Flower / Herb

Season

Perennial

Perennial

Annual / Tender Perennial

Perennial

Perennial

Color

Pink Flowers

Green Leaves

Purple

Green Leaves / Purple Flowers

Indigo

Plant Height

12″ Tall

24″ Tall

12″ to 24″ Tall

24″ Tall

24″ Tall

Plant Width

36″ to 72″ Spread

48″ Spread

12″ Spread

24″ to 48″ Spread

12″ to 18″ Spread

Maturity

70 Days

70 Days

110 to 120 Days

60 to 70 Days

85 to 90 Days

Uses

Medicinal

Culinary / Medicinal

Culinary / Medicinal

Culinary / Medicinal

Culinary / Medicinal

Light Preference

Full Sun / Part Shade

Full Sun / Part Shade

Full Sun / Part Shade

Full Sun / Part Shade

Full Sun / Part Shade

Heirloom

Quality Hyssop seeds packaged by Seed Needs. Intended for the current and the following growing season. Packets are 3.25″ wide by 4.50″ tall and come with a full colored illustration on the front side, as well as detailed sowing instructions on the reverse.
Hyssop is considered an herb, however you will soon see that it makes an attractive flower as well. The plants are often categorized as a mint, producing a strong fragrance which attracts an array of beneficial insects to the garden.
Used in insectaries and butterfly gardens, Hyssop will likely attract butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and humming birds as well. The plants themselves reach a mature height of roughly 24 inches tall, displaying pale purple flowers through the summer months.
Grown as a perennial flowering herb, Hyssop will establish a deep root system in it’s initial year of growth. The plants wither on the surface, with the first killing frost, but return the following Spring after all danger of frost has passed.
All Hyssop seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO based seed products and are intended for the current & the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and constantly moved out due to popularity.