- Hyssop loves the sun so give it as much as possible!
- Plant in pots, or 45cm apart
- Choose well-drained soil
- Pinch out the growing tips regularly to keep the plant nice and bushy
- Deadhead flowers often
- Cut back hard in early spring from the 2nd year onwards
- Harvest sprigs as and when you want to use them - use it sparingly in the kitchen as the flavour is quite intense! Try adding a few chopped leaves to casseroles or soups for a lemony tang. You could try using it instead of tarragon with creamy chicken dishes as well.
Annual or Perennial?
Hyssop is a perennial so will come back again year after year
Is Hyssop good for Companion Planting?
Hyssop is a good herb for attracting bees, making it an excellent addition to the veg patch.