A must in every garden! Sow a few seeds anywhere and forget about it. Its lush foliage, gorgeous bluish bottle-brush type blooms and licorice scent will make it your favorite plant in late summer and fall. Use leaves for tea or as culinary seasoning, too! Traditionally used for headache, fever and tightness in the chest as well as to increase appetite, reduce nausea and treat angina pain. A poultice of leaves and stems can be used to treat burns. Ht 1.3 m (4 ft).
Herbs are easily grown indoors or outdoors. Repeat seeding during the year is useful to ensure a constant supply. Most herbs prefer a sunny and not to wet location. Try to locate plants where they will get 5 hours of direct sunlight each day. Herbs usually grow well in almost any soil but tend to thrive in light sandy soil that has been enriched with peat moss or leaf mold and a moderate amount of fertilizer. Cover seed slightly with soil. Keep soil moist until all seeds sprout. Seed germinates best at 18-23 C (68 – 75 F) usually in 7-14 days. Garden spacing 1 m (3 ft) apart.