Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus description
Deep blue flower spikes in the summer over aromatic foliage.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, rockery or by a patio and is undemanding if given well drained soil.
Common name: Rock Hyssop.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space in the middle of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim hard in spring to create new, fresh growth.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
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