True Hyssop Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

3.2727272727273 out of 5 stars
(11 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Wonderful for late summer bloom, true hyssop is an easy-care, first-year flowering perennial (USDA zones 3–11) that brings bees, beneficial insects, and butterflies to the garden. This ancient herb has been used by many cultures for its medicinal and culinary value as well as its beauty. Sow for a short hedge along paths or mix with other perennials. Ideal in rock and herb gardens and is a nice cut flower.
$2.49 150 mg (~120 seeds)

Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–11

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall

Variety Information: 2"–6" long spikes with many tubular, purple-blue flowers

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Beneficial Insects, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date. May also be sown in late fall for spring germination.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–31 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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True Hyssop Seeds Reviews

11 reviews

Bees love this!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
I grew my hyssop plant from these seeds; the seeds went straight into the group in my Zone 4 climate. They grew the year I planted them but it was the following year that they really exploded into amazing, flowering plants. And yeah, the bees and other pollinators love hyssop! Really a great plant. Thanks to Botanical Interests! Never had bad seeds from these guys; I've been buying from them for years.
JR from MT

Greetings from Zone 7a

5 out of 5 stars Jul 23, 2018
The package said to expect sprouts to emerge in 14 - 31 days. I had sprouts in four days. It was a very exciting and unexpected surprise!
Lauren from AR

Its brought some hummingbirds

5 out of 5 stars Aug 22, 2020
Since it's been growing true hyssop, I've had humming birds check out its flowers. I cant see much as it happens so fast, but they hover in the direction, and right next to the true hyssop for a few seconds and flys away. Everytime I see them, it's quite amazing.
Sean from CO

0 germination

1 out of 5 stars Sep 23, 2020
Unfortunately 0 germination. Almost all the herb seeds I purchased had this result despite planting in several locations.
Karen Schultz from CO
Owner Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry you didn't have good germination with this product. Rest assured our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards for germination because quality is very important to us. Please know we are always here to help troubleshoot issues so you can grow your best garden ever. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

Never germinated

1 out of 5 stars Apr 23, 2021
Nothing grew from an entire packet.
Marnie Ann from NY
Owner Response: Dear Marnie, thank you for reviewing our seed. We are sorry to hear you experienced poor germination. We do test our seed lot frequently for germination rates because quality is important to us. We happily guarantee our seed and will have a customer service representative contact you shortly with assistance.

off to a great start

5 out of 5 stars Nov 26, 2021
I started these indoors under lights and had good germination. Seedlings rapidly grew into satisfyingly robust seedlings. I had them in quart pots all summer and there were more blooms than I'd expected from a first year perennial. Can't wait to see them next year! I also did some winter-sowing with them; those plants were much smaller and did not bloom, but hopefully will make it over the winter and surprise me next year.
Victoria from IL

Sowed five packets--got one blooming plant

1 out of 5 stars Jan 20, 2022
Last spring, in late April and early May, I sowed five packets of these seeds in a location where other flowers had grown well the previous two years. In late summer, I could find only only one hyssop plant in the that area. (Other flowers had grown in the area during the spring and summer--I think possibly from seeds of flowers which had grown there before.) The instructions for sowing these seeds say "Press into surface". I carefully raked them into the soil with a garden rake. I don't think this is the reason why I got only one plant from five packets of seeds.
Salvatore from VA
Owner Response: Hi Salvatore, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. A customer service agent will be reaching out to you via email to help. It is important not to bury these seeds as the seedling can run out of energy stored in the seed before reaching the soil surface for sunlight where it can make its own energy. Other times we may give instructions that a seed needs to be pressed into the surface is because light aids germination and in darkness, the seed will remain dormant. Rest assured that quality is very important to us and we have our seeds tested regularly by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination meets federal and our own standards. We sure hope you will try this lovely native plant again.

True Hyssop seeds

1 out of 5 stars Feb 7, 2022
None of the seeds in the packet sprouted.
Betty from WA
Owner Response: Hi Betty, We are sorry you had problems germinating these seeds. Quality is very important to use and our seeds are tested frequently to ensure the germinate rates meet federal and our own standards. We are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues--feel free to contact us! A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to help.

The best

5 out of 5 stars Mar 6, 2022
The best old world hyssop I can find, thank you.
John from NM

Great germination - lovely summer color

5 out of 5 stars Sep 10, 2022
I had never grown these before so out of experimentation I set the seeds in two pots. One pot was nothing but a hyssop and spider flower seed and the other was a rose I planted the hyssop seeds around. I had no idea what would happen. They got watered every day. The potted rose got full sun and the spiderflower/hyssop combo got half sun/shade. I had great results with both. After germination, I would water once in the morning and that's it. No fertilizer, nothing. Now that these are blooming I will transfer them to one of my beds come Fall.
Heather from KS

Not survive winter

2 out of 5 stars Sep 19, 2022
I Winter Sowed these seeds and had lots of plants. I transplanted them into pots and labeled each one. They where 6-10 inches high. Not one survived the winter. I have other plants in the same size pots that did survive. I also have another variety of Hyssop , some in pots and others in the ground. I have no idea why thy didn't survive. I should be done 4-5 and True Hyssop is Zone 3.
Valeria from ME
Owner Response: Hi Valeria, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. This plant is a perennial in USDA zones 3-11, meaning the plant can survive temperatures down to -40 degrees F. It seems like environmental conditions may have impacted the survival of this plant through the winter. Mulching your perennials will help retain moisture around the roots and prevent upheaval from the soil due to fluctuating freeze/thaw cycles. I hope this helps! Feel free to reach out with any further questions. Thank you for choosing Botanical Interests!

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