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Hyssopus officinalis aristatus

Also called Rock Hyssop


More About Hyssopus officinalis aristatus

  • Slender spikes of funnel-shaped, deep purple flowers
  • Narrow, lance-shaped, aromatic, gray-green foliage
  • Stems get woody with age and can be a shaped into a low, border hedge
  • Evergreen foliage
  • Good substitute for lavender in the landscape
  • Bloom Time: July to September

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

75-100 cm

Colour:

Purple (deep)
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Dwarf Hyssop Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Do not prune back in late fall or winter, instead, prune in early spring to ensure the mature wood maintains a compact habit.


Hyssopus officinalis aristatus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Edible
Edible
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Herbal garden
Hedge
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Hyssopus officinalis aristatus