Hyssop

Price: $ 5.90

Hyssopus officinalis
Perennial evergreen herb with a long history of medicinal uses, including a soothing tea for colds. The fresh or dried leaves can also be used as a flavouring for soups, sauces, meat and egg dishes. The flavour is somewhere between sage and mint and is quite strong. Pretty scented dark purple-blue flowers attract bees. Reputed to be a good companion plant for grapes, and certainly look good planted around the base of vines. Some reports also say hyssop deters cabbage white butterflies.  Can be trimmed into a hedge or and used as ground cover plant. Full sun.  Space 20cm apart. Height to 60cm.

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