Hyssopus officinalis 'Albus'
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Hyssopus officinalis 'Albus'

European hyssop

  family lamiaceae 
  genus hyssopus 

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Genus  Hyssopus Species  officinalis Variety  Cultivar  Albus Common names  European hyssop Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11819 Data source  HtZn p128
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Dry, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Hyssopus officinalis 'Albus' has a good supply of nectar that hummingbirds feed on. European hyssop can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species does best in full sun to light shade. It prefers dry, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  camphor scented leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Hyssopus officinalis 'Albus' is a perennial. Leaves: European hyssop has narrow leaves that line square stems. Flowers: This plant has spikes of tubular flowers. The blossoms are usually a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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