This herb looks silvery, covered in very fine, soft hairs. Lavender-blue spike blooms are showy and beautifully scented! Will bloom almost all season with enough light and warmth. A real butterfly attraction. Plant along walkways, use as a low hedge or as a rock garden addition. Use flowers and foliage in arrangements, potpourri, sachets, cooking and beauty treatments. Preserve by air-drying, cut before blooms open fully and hang upside down in a cool, airy palce.
It's name derives from the Latin verb "to wash," and both the Romans and Greeks scented their soaps and bathwater with this herb.
Routine care is minimal. Does best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between waterings.