Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) 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) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
On Jul 14, 2012, Shirrush from Ramat Gan Israel wrote:
I just packed my first harvest of Hyssop, from one potted clump growing on my balcony: one liter of dried plant material, and about 15g of seeds. I am going to make an alcohol extraction of the leaves, stems and empty flower spikes, in order to have a cough remedy for the next Winter. This plant cannot grow in even partial shade, and was languishing for months until I moved it to a fully exposed spot. It is very fragrant, and has plenty of showy blue and pink flowers, which are extremely attractive to bees and other pollinators. Cuttings take root very easily in Spring, which is probably the reason why it has begun showing up in the retail nurseries of the Tel Aviv area.
On Aug 12, 2006, RKChesnutt from Arvada, CO wrote:
I live in Arvada, CO and bought a Hyssop "rosa" this year as a patio plant. It has bloomed beautifully all spring & summer. I am striving for deck plants that can stay out in their pots here in the Rocky Mountains.
On Sep 23, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées France (Zone 8a) wrote:
A useful culinary herb - and great for tisanes as lupinelover recommends. In my area of SW France all the plants seem to have rich royal blue flowers which makes a welcome bold splash in the herb garden
I'm 71 years of age and plagued with Tinea Corpus. No medication is able to effect this fungal problem.
I came across the following on the net and wish to make a tincture from Hyssop.
"Actually, some of the terpenes particularly germacrene-D and its relatives, have some antibacterial and antifungal efficacy. Interestingly, these compounds while completely worthless for treating leprosy may have some effect on diseases such as tinea corpus and others which might be easily be confused with leprosy. Perhaps mistaken identity is why hyssop was incorrectly thought to be efficacious for treating leprosy."
Another problem is that I live in Australia and seed imports are a big no-no! Can anyone help!
On May 5, 2002, HelenaCook from Oldham, Lancashire United Kingdom wrote:
I've been growing both blue and white varieties of Hyssop for the last five years... in my garden in Northwestern England the bushes flower from the end of June through to the middle/end of September...the bushes like plenty of space for their roots but grow very well in large containers...Hyssop was one of the original Elizabethan 'strewing' herbs, because of its antiseptic properties, and was used as a hedging plant in the formal Elizabethan herb gardens...prune back in autumn after collecting seeds...
On Jan 12, 2001, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Hyssop is a perennial herb that grows to a height of about 2' and has narrow, pointed leaves. Spikes of small flowers that are violet/blue bloom in late summer and attract butterflies and bees. There are also white and pink varieties. Hyssop is evergreen in mild climates. The leaves are used in small quantities with meats and fish. The essential oil made from the leaves has antiseptic properties and are also used in perfumes. Hardy zones 3-11. Best cultivated in full sun, fertile good draining soil. Propagate from cuttings or seed.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Auburn, Alabama Perris, California Arvada, Colorado Mount Prospect, Illinois Sioux Center, Iowa Barbourville, Kentucky Frankfort, Kentucky Amesbury, Massachusetts Bridgewater, Massachusetts Charlevoix, Michigan Belton, Missouri Helena, Montana Pinardville, New Hampshire North Plainfield, New Jersey Clifton Park, New York Murfreesboro, Tennessee Maeser, Utah Leesburg, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Camano, Washington Brookhaven, West Virginia