This very hardy member of the mint family is not nearly as invasive, with its slow spreading habit. Famous for its highest essential oil content. Native to the Mediterranean, the leaves are tiny ovals of light green supporting 1 foot tall flower spikes of small purple ball flowers. Loved by the bees.
The dried leaves are a flea deterrent, sprinkle them in your pet's bedding. A delicious refreshing tea herb using fresh or dried leaves which can be harvested at any time. Can grow in many locations, prefers spring moisture and can handle summer heat. Tiny seeds surface sown in spring best to start in flats due to their size.