A classic Mediterranean herb with very aromatic leaves, it is often grown in the herb garden. It can be grown as a low hedge or planted along a slope to help control erosion. Hyssop works well in containers, mass planted along an edge, or used in small groups in a country garden. The violet-blue to pink flowers are held on long spikes and are extremely attractive to bees and other pollinators.
The foliage can be used in cooking, for example to flavour oily fish. It is commercially distilled for its aromatic oil and used as a flavouring. It has been used in traditional herbal medicine for its reputed antiseptic properties and to relieve coughs.
Prefers well-drained, fertile loam soil but will grow well in a variety of soils including dry sandy conditions. Pruning in spring is best and will help the overall health of the plant, as unpruned plants will degenerate over time. Well established plants are drought tolerant and cold hardy.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.