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Herb Description: Hyssop is a native of southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Historians cannot be sure if it is the same "hyssop" referred to in the Bible, but it has a long history of being a symbol of purification. Besides being used in the ritual cleansing of churches, hyssop was cultivated in monastery gardens and used to deter infection in sick rooms. Hyssop symbolized humility in medieval paintings, and its thick growth made it ideal for hedges, mazes, or traditional English knot gardens. Medicinally it provided treatment for coughs, cuts and wounds, bruises, and skin diseases. Old English country doctors often used a poultice of hyssop leaves and sugar as a protection against tetanus infection. Today hyssop grows mostly as an ornamental plant.
Herb Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis
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Herb Duration: Perennial
Days to Herb Maturity: 180
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 18500
Herb Height: 18” to 24”
Herb Spacing: 18 in to 24 in
Herb Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
Herb Seed Saving: Collect seed head when flowers fade. Allow seed heads to dry; then break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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