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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.
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Growth Type: 
Blue, Purple
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
June 7, 2001 to June 14, 2001June 7, 2002 to August 2, 2002July 4, 2003 to September 26, 2003June 8, 2004 to September 10, 2004July 4, 2006 to September 15, 2006June 25, 2007 to September 7, 2007May 24, 2012 to August 7, 2012June 16, 2014 to July 10, 2014June 25, 2019


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