This versatile perennial herb is often grown in containers, massed in perennial borders, or trimmed to form a low hedge in sunny formal gardens, knot gardens or along walkways. It's showy purplish-blue flowers bloom from mid- to late summer.
Hyssop grows from seed , which should be planted in spring. It grows very quickly, and requires very few special conditions. Its only real requirement is plenty of sunshine, without which it will not flower. This plant is attractive to bees and butterflies. Hardy zones 3-11. Best cultivated in full sun, fertile good draining soil.
The plant has a sweet scent and a warm, bitter taste. A strong tea made of the leaves and sweetened with honey is a traditional remedy for nose, throat, and lung afflictions and is sometimes applied externally to bruises.