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PlantFiles: Common Hyssop
Hyssopus officinalis 'Nectar Blue'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hyssopus (hiss-OP-us) (Info)
Species: officinalis (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Nectar Blue

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Category:
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Saint Louis, Missouri
Austin, Texas



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