A member of the mint family and native to Mediterranean areas, Hyssop officinalis is an aromatic, bushy, perennial herb growing to a height of about 60 cm. The dark green, narrow leaves have a slightly bitter, sage - minty taste and used sparingly will add flavour to soups, stews and fatty meats. The small, blue flowers produced in late summer are not only a lovely feature and can be used as a garnish in salads, but double up as a bee and butterfly attractant, making hyssop a wonderful companion plant.
Water regularly until established
Well drained soil/fertile
All climatic zones
Sprint to Autumn