From summer to fall, Nectar Rose hyssop produces slender, leafy spikes of rosy lavender flowers above its fine, aromatic leaves. European in origin, this low, bushy, semi-evergreen subshrub is commonly grown as a perennial for herb gardens and borders.
True hyssop has very small, fine, medium green leaves. From midsummer to early autumn, it produces a modest display of leafy, upright stems lined with small, funnel-shaped blossoms with two lips. The flowers irresistible to bees and may even draw the occasional butterfly.
Grow hyssop in full sun and average, well-drained soil that is neutral to alkaline. The plants can withstand some drought once established. Pruning is best done in mid-spring. It takes well to hard pruning and shearing and can be clipped and shaped for edging and parterres. Grow this charming plant in any sunny garden space.