Surface sow. Firm into growing medium and cover lightly with vermiculite.
Start indoors 8-10 weeks before setting outside. Cover with humidity dome to retain moisture and keep at 65-70°F.
Direct sow in spring.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Knot gardens of Elizabethan times always had hyssop as a part of the designs. The aromatic prunings of this bushy herb added fragrance and helped repel insects in interiors carpeted with rush and topped with aromatic strewing herbs. Native to the Mediterranean, it has been in continual use throughout the centuries for its medicinal and edible properties. Deep blue flowers on spikes draw swarms of bees. Semi-evergreen, prune back in early spring and trim to shape if desired at any time. Allow some dropped seeds to self-sow and renew older plantings. Excellent in containers, herb gardens, rock gardens, and fragrant hedges.
Water regularly when establishing, then allow the soil to dry thoroughly between waterings.
Slightly acidic to slightly alkaline
Mix in an inch or two of compost in lean soils prior to planting.