Blue-Flowered Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis 'Caeruleus'

Blue hyssop is one of the very best Old World plants for attracting and feeding bees. Its aromatic foliage and bright blue flowers are a highlight of the mid-Summer garden. Foliage, flowers, and plant oils have a long history of culinary and folk medicine uses. Leaves are still used in cooking to flavour meats, soups, sauces, salads, or stews. Hyssop oil is currently used as a flavouring agent in Chartreuse liquor. Deer resistant.

Water: Thrives with regular watering, but can be drought tolerant once established

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Herbaceous perennial 18 to 24” tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Moderately rich soils with good drainage

Origin: Northern Mediterranean coast and Asia Minor

Additional Characteristics: Deer Resistant

Blue-Flowered Hyssop