Hyssop is an evergreen, hardy variety of herb plant that provides a gorgeous minty/peppery flavour. The foliage of Hyssop looks beautiful, providing an evergreen presence within the herb garden but it is further adorned with gorgeous flowers during the summer months that are loved by wildlife.
This variety will enjoy growing in a sunny and free-draining position. Perfect for growing within a bed with other herb plants or a container. Be sure to check out Mexican Giant Hyssop too!
The flavour of hyssop is perfect for seasoning stew or fatty meat. We love adding hyssop to a homemade soup, its peppery flavour is absolutely delicious. This herb plant is loved by foodies due to all the exciting options that it provides.
Hyssop is particularly useful for supporting and attracting local wildlife. This is one of many varieties that we stock that the local bees population will love visiting during the summer. This herb made it into our Classic Herb Collection too as a must have for your herb garden.
Type: Evergreen, Perennial
Soil Type: Well drained
Where should I plant this variety? Full sun
How tall does it grow? Approx. 60cm
How much space does it need? 50cm
When does it flower? Blue/pink/white flowers through mid to late summer
Top care tips: Prune back regularly, especially after flowering to prevent the plant from becoming leggy and to promote positive healthy growth
Hyssop Officinalis (Or simply ‘Hyssop’ once you get to know it) is one of the most underrated herbs out there.
Why is it so amazing? It’s evergreen, it’s very hardy, it produces gorgeous flowers and it is really, really useful in the kitchen.
The flavour is quite difficult to describe until you have tried it yourself. It is vaguely minty/peppery and absolutely amazing when added to meat or soups and stews. It can also be used to make a very strong flavoured herbal tea also.
It will enjoy being planted somewhere sunny and free draining where it will grow away happily. Perfect for a container or raised bed. Prune it back regularly to keep the vigorous growth and prevent the plant from becoming leggy.
If ordered from our store, you will receive either pink, blue and white flowering varieties of Hyssop - the blue flowers are my favourite.
Delivery options explained
Pre-order delivery option
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Order Now delivery option
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday/Tuesday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday, we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week. We do not dispatch on bank holidays.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.