A wonderful edging plant with its minty fragranced leaves and profuse delicate lavender flowers that are some of the best attractants for honeybees ever. It has been used traditionally as a culinary herb in Tuscany, particularly in dishes featuring mushrooms and artichokes. Also makes a soothing herbal tea.
Water: Prefers moist soils but can tolerate dryness
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Mounding herbaceous perennial to 3' tall
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to rich garden soil
Origin: France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, and Algeria