Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

It can edge your herb garden, ease your cough and feed the butterflies.

Photograph copyright — Patsy Collins

Hyssopus officinalis is a small bushy evergreen plant. It grows to about two feet high and a little more across. Hyssop produces spikes of flowers in early summer; a second flush will be produced if the plants are cut back after flowering. Usually the flowers are deep blue, but pink and white…

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Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins

Author, gardener, photographer, cake eater and campervanner from the south coast of England.