Hyssop Companions

Hyssop is not the most commonly grown herb that we talk about on Our Herb Garden but hyssop is a favorite of honeybees and is a great companion plant.

Growing Hyssop

(tips on growing hyssop in your garden)

Hyssop in Flower

Hyssop in Flower

While hyssop companion planting isn’t helpful to any specific herb, there are a number of vegetables and at least one fruit that benefit from being planted closely to hyssop. Hyssop is attracts both honeybees and butterflies yet makes a great natural insect repellent. Be sure to also check out our guides on growing hyssop and companion planting with herbs to ensure the best results.

Hyssop Companion Planting

Companion planting hyssop helps cabbage, cauliflower and grapes. Hyssop is particularly helpful to grapes as it stimulates their growth. Conversely, planting brussels sprouts near hyssop will be beneficial to the growth of your hyssop plants.

On the other hand, companion planting hyssop with radishes is a bad idea.

Hyssop & Insects

Hyssop is a particular favorite of honeybees. Rubbing a beehive with hyssop will help bees find and return to the hive. Butterflies are also quite fond of hyssop.

A number of harmful insects detest hyssop. In what would seem to be a contradiction, hyssop appears to repel harmful butterflies like cabbage butterflies and white butterflies and also repels the cabbage moth larvae. Growing mint or hyssop is said to repel slugs which will, in turn, help your lettuce and cabbage flourish.

Additional Hyssop Information

(Hyssopus officinalis, Linn.)

To learn more about growing hyssop be sure to check out our hyssop fact sheet.

Hyssop has a long and interesting history that dates back to Biblical times. Learn more on our hyssop history page.