Hyssop officinalis


Jefferson noted including hyssop in his 1794 list of "Objects for the garden this year." Hyssop, an evergreen bushy herb, is alluded to in the Bible and has been cultivated for its medicinal and culinary value since ancient Greece. However, because of its weak aroma and bitter taste, it is not as widely used as a spice as it once was.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Blue, Purple Hardiness Zones: 1 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 7 – Jun 142002: Jun 7 – Aug 22003: Jul 4 – Sep 262004: Jun 8 – Sep 102006: Jul 4 – Sep 152007: Jun 25 – Sep 72012: May 24 – Aug 72014: Jun 16 – Jul 10