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Anonymous on
July 2, 2011

Q. Hyssop Plant

I am looking to plant some hyssop plants but will they do good in San Antonio, Texas? Do you sell them, too?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hyssop/growing-hyssop-plant.htm

Sorry, we do not sell plants. We only provide information about growing them.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 20, 2011

Q. Harvesting Hyssop Leaves

I planted some Hyssop plants with my grapevines (companion planting) and would like to know when and how I should harvest the leaves for making tea. Also, what should I do with them at the end of the season?

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Nikki on
November 21, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 3, 2012

Q. Planting and Caring for a Hyssop

We live in south Texas. We bought and planted (2) hyssops with adequate water. Both did OK for about two days and then began to wilt. It reminded me as if they were sprayed with an herbicide. We want them in our landscape but cannot figure what went wrong.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 4, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

Since it's newly planted, there may be gaps in the soil around the root ball that is drying out the roots. I would tamp down the soil around the plant. I would also recommend upping the watering. In addition, it could be suffering from shock. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Anonymous on
May 12, 2014

Q. Return of Second Year Hyssops

It is May and my hyssops have not come up yet. I left little stalks to remember location. Tags don’t last. They grew well last year after I planted. Were leggy. Did know to cut back. Was very dry but water as needed. In good well drained area – 3 of them. Does the ground have to be a consistant temp for them to grow? Ground has not reached 60 degrees yet despite a few warm days. Are they late to return is my question? Like hardy hibiscus?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
Certified Expert
A.

The ground is likely still too cool. I would give it a little longer.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 3, 2015

Q. How much water and how deep to plant them!

How deep to do you plant a Hyssop and how much water do they need? Would it hurt to have them in a flower bed where a sprinkler system hits them?

Answered by
Heather on
June 7, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Seeds are normally planted about 1/4 inch deep while plants are about 6-8 inches. They should do fine in a flower bed. Here is more information on growing these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hyssop/growing-hyssop-plant.htm

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Asked by
serindypity on
August 3, 2017

Q. Hyssop

Hello,

I have been reading the articles, on this site, about Hyssop and I\’m trying to figure out if a plant that I have growing in my garden is hyssop or a type of hyssop, or maybe something else. So far I can\’t find anything about this plant, and I have searched the description of it, but can\’t seem to find it. Hyssop is the only thing that comes close to what it looks like, but I haven\’t seen much hyssop that grows as tall as my plant does.

It has broad, semi-fuzzy leaves, long shoots of violet flowers, and is about 5\’9\” tall. Hummingbirds and Bees love it, too. And it seems very happy growing next to my lavender. Is there any way that you could identify this thing, please?

Thank you

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 3, 2017
A.

There are two plants that are sometimes called hyssop. One is Agastache foeniculum, Blue Giant hyssop and one is Hyssopus officinalis. I think you have the first as it is much taller. Both are loved by birds and bees.

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