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Hyssop - Blue (125 seeds) (HB123) $1.50

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Hyssop - Blue

         
 
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(Hyssopus officinalis) Excellent for attracting bees and butterflies, bright blue flowers; a superb antiviral plant that many use to treat the flu, etc.
 
Hyssop - Blue
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
GardenGirl
Location:
yankton, SD, United States
Date:
May 25, 2018
          5.0
 
Hardy Hummingbirds like it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? winter & drought tolerant

What are the cons? spreads easily, hard to kill

Review:

On its 4th year! I transplanted seedlings outside on year one and they survived even tho I read they wouldn't. Now comes back year after year and even attracts hummingbirds!! It didnt flower until its 2nd year tho. Smells really sweet when dying in the fall like syrup. It spreads really easily so could be considered a pest plant. I live really far up north in the U.S. and it survived our record breaking -40 degree winter the second year thus extremely winter hardy. You can cut it down in the fall when its dying to an inch off the ground if you dont want all that dead foilage around and by next spring it'll be 3ft tall again by the end of May. It's drought tolerant too. I neglected it on the 3rd year when we had a drought and didn't water it at all in the 100 degree heat that summer and along with the yarrow herb, grew very big as usual like nothing effected them. So this herb is extremely easy to plant, grows really big, extremely cold/winter hardy, & heat/drought tolerant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dirtgirl
Location:
Endicott, WA, United States
Date:
December 23, 2016
          5.0
 
great plants
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? pretty

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I planted this a couple of years ago. It took a while to start off, but now they are about as big as our lavender plants. Actually, they look a lot like lavender. I transplanted a couple this fall. I didn't know where to put them. I stuck them in my chicken yard. They have survived -15F outside. The chickens aren't bothering them. I have also put the ornamental blue fescue grass in my chicken run because I think that bare ground is ugly and unhealthy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
alison
Location:
Rochester, NY, United States
Date:
June 29, 2016
          4.0
 
Easy pretty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pretty

What are the cons? None really

Review:

I planted this a little late last summer as part of a bee attracting effort. They didn't do much and I honestly forgot what the plant was. The small plant survived the winter (a mild one, granted, but plenty of freezes). When I went to dig out a new vegetable garden in the area, I saved this plant because it smelled like something I would have planted on purpose (kind of marigold ish). I transplanted in early May and now in late June it is starting to make lovely blue flowers. The plant is much smaller than I thought it would be based on the pictures - maybe 8-12" in height. It is trying to spread a bit, though still bushy. Each of the flower bunches is maybe the diameter of my thumb. I may incorporate this into a hedge or border - I think it would be great for that purpose.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tngardener
Location:
Lawrenceburg, TN, United States
Date:
April 3, 2016
          4.0
 
Bees love these
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Attracts bees

What are the cons? Doesn't do well in rainy areas

Review:

I live in zone 7b, and, I planted some of these at my mother's house, several years back. I prepared the soil in the middle of an large old tree stump, and direct-sowed into the dirt after last frost. They did not come up until the following year, and, made a beautiful clump of tall purple flowers that the bees went nuts over, reseeding and coming back for about three years. We experienced a very wet season that rotted the roots and they finally died out.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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39 out of 42 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
thistlemeadow
Location:
Cambridge, OH, United States
Date:
October 24, 2015
          4.0
 
Very waterwise
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful flowers

What are the cons? None so far

Review:

Started a tray of these under my grow lights early this year with my late veggies. Thought "well, I'll give it a try." Within a few weeks, these were ready to transplant out of starter cells into 3 inch pots. Don't water too much, they don't like overwatering. I kept these in the 3 inch pots into late spring outside, then transplanted again into 8 inch pots with good potting soil - wasn't sure where I wanted them yet. I must add that I am not the best at remembering to water - these poor little things have been wilted so many times, but a good dunk in a water bucket and they were good to go! Here it is October, we've had a couple of really good, hard freezes (yes.... while I'm in 6a, we live in a valley and have seen three or four mornings of mid 20's already). These little bushes, which I embarrassingly haven't transplanted yet (but will today!) are still in great shape. Frost/freeze didn't hurt them. We are a small apiary, so I'll be putting these around our hives for the girls.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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