hyssopusfloofficinalis1

hyssopusfolofficinalis1

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Flower

Foliage

Form

Plant Name

Hyssopus officinalis

Further details about Hyssop in Wikipedia, how to grow it from Botanical and herbal use from Herbs2000

Common Name

Hyssop

Soil

Chalk, Sand

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Dry

Plant Type

Semi-evergreen aromatic Shrub

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

24 x 36 (30 x 90)

Foliage

Mid-Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Dark Blue in August-October

Comment

Erect form. Use in rock or herb garden, as low hedging. Grow at the base of a warm sunny wall or in containers. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.

The foliage has culinary uses, when added to soups, salads or meats. It should be used sparingly as the flavour is very strong.

 

Besides the blue, there is the white and the pink flowered versions available in the UK as seeds from Iden Croft Herbs - "We hold three full status NCCPG National collections: Mentha, Nepeta (spp) and Origanum all of which are on view in the gardens for you to enjoy and we continue to work closely with the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens to develop the collections further.

The nursery holds an extensive range of culinary & medicinal herbs, a choice selection of perennials, grasses and native wildflowers, rare treasures from the national collections, heritage herbs and new introductions.

Our gardens are open to visitors from March to September.

The gardens came into being about 40 years ago in the derelict kitchen gardens of Staplehurst Manor. The original concept was to show both visitors and customers how herbs and aromatic plants could be integrated into their gardens and borders as well as in a more formal herb garden. This ethos holds as true today as it did in the beginning.

We garden organically and as a result the gardens enjoy a natural balance and are full of wildlife. If you sit quietly you may spot some of the regular visitors from stoats and badgers to the myriad of insects and birds that fill the gardens with movement and sound."

 

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Botanical Name / Common Name

Flower Colour

Flower Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

Foliage Colour

A, B, C, D, E, F, G

 

 

 

 

 

H

Hyssopus officinalis / Hyssop

Dark Blue

hyssopusflotofficinalis1

August, October

24 x 36
(30 x 90)

Mid-Green

hyssopusfoltofficinalis1

I

Impatiens cristata / Touch-Me-Not

Golden-Yellow followed by seed pod

impatiensflotcristata1

July, August, September

30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Greyed-Green with Maroon veins

impatiensfoltcristata1

J

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kniphofia aloides / Red Hot Poker

Red in bud, opening to Bright Orange, and fading to Yellow

kniphofiaflotaloides1

August, September

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Dark Green

kniphofiafoltaloides1

L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

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