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Hyssop - seed

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Ancient biblical plant of chalky and sandy soils. Drought tolerant, cold-hardy, bee-friendly. Harvest the flowers and hang to dry. Makes great honey, and is a key ingredient of za'atar spice and chartreuse liqueur.

Hyssopus officinalis - hyssop

DESCRIPTION: Bushy perennial with aromatic leaves and long blue flower spikes in summer. Loved by beneficial pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies. Makes a good cut flower for the home, and an attractive addition to a cottage style garden.Very cold tolerant and drought tolerant once mature.
PLANTING: Sow seeds in Spring directly into final position or in seed trays/pots, and keep moist. Don't cover the seeds with soil. Thin plants one they develop 2-4 leaves and are easily handled. It likes cool temperatures 10-15C for seed to germinate and a sunny location with free-draining soil when planting, for best flowering. If planted early they will flower in the same year.
CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra long flowering season, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser.

 

 

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30-60cm   30 cm do not cover  21-28 days  28 weeks

 

Contains 100 seeds

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