HEIRLOOM. Hyssopus officinalis. True Hyssop is a member of the mint family and is grown for its aromatic leaves and flowers. It has long been used as a flavoring for foods and beverages and as a folk medicine. Hyssop if often used externally for bruises among other uses. Hyssop leaves contain oil of hyssop, an oil used by perfumers.
Hyssop can grow up to 1 ½ feet tall and has blue flowers. A perennial in zones 3-11.