Hyssop (Lavender Hyssop)
Botanical Interest Brand
Also known as anise hyssop and licorice mint, this heirloom, native to the midwestern U.S. is loved by hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. It is as useful in the kitchen as it is beautiful. The leaves and flowers make a refreshing, fruity tea, and can be added to salads. The lavender-blue flower spikes are lovely in fresh floral arrangements or dried bouquets.
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 60°–75°F. May also be sown in late fall for spring germination.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 4 – 10 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10" – 12"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 10" – 12"