Hyssop Rootbeer Scented $3.26 $3.49
Renee's Garden - Looking for a lovely, fragrant, easy-care flowering herb that really attracts pollinators? Our Root Beer hyssop lights up the garden with candelabras of deep lilac-purple flower spikes all season long. All types of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds will flock to the pretty flowers with delight. Both the flowers and handsome toothed leaves have a sweet, warm fragrance and flavor reminiscent of root beer and can be used as edible garnishes and in baking. (Agastache rugosa) Characteristics: Heirloom Butterfly & Hummingbird favorites Pollinators & Beneficials Sweetly fragrant herb Frost tender perennial Instructions - Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of well-drained seed starting mix 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date. Cover 1/4 inch deep, keep moist, and provide a strong light source until ready to go outside. Transplant into individual containers once seedlings have 2 to 3 sets of true leaves. Transplant into the garden once the weather warms up after gradually acclimating seedlings to outdoor conditions. Sow seeds directly into well-worked garden soil in full sun once all danger of frost is past. Space seeds 3 inches apart and covers about 1/4 inch deep. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination in 10 to 14 days. When well established, thin or transplant seedlings 9 to 12 inches apart so plants have room to mature. You can transplant extra seedlings when thinning. Plant in May-June for cold winters; April-June for mild winters Full Sun Sow seeds 3" apart and 1/4" deep 7-12 days to germinate Mature Height: 3 feet Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.
Hyssop Flower, 1,300 years old heirloom $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - Used as early as the 7th century to improve the smell of kitchens and hospitals. Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads, soups, liqueurs, and stews. Essential oil used in perfumes. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants grow 18-24". Perennial in zones 4-9. Characteristics: A perennial plant in zones 4-9 Plants grow to 18-24 inches Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds Drought resistant 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Success is greatly improved if seeds are placed with soil into a plastic bag and refrigerated for 4-6 weeks. Once removed from the cool, place in an area that is between 55-65°F. Plant out after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers average well-drained soil. Sow seed indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-10 days Plant 6-12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Lavender Hyssop Flower $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Masses of purple flower spikes sit atop lush deep-green foliage. Leaves emit a potent licorice scent when crushed and can be used as a flavoring for cooking and for tea. Makes an excellent cut flower. Plants grow 1-3' tall. Acts as a biennial and self-sows readily on open ground. Hardy to zone 4. Characteristics: Self-seeding, biennial/perennial Hardy to zone 4 Plants grow to 1-3 feet Purple flowers and leaves that smell of licorice 250 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Does best in well-drained soil. Sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination 30-90 days Plant 12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability