Ornamental, medicinal and culinary shrub for rockery, edges and low hedges.
Evergreen shrub growing up to 1.5m. Blue to light purple flowers. Abundant, scented, dark-green or whitish needle-shaped leaves.
|Average germination (%)||40|
|Climate Zone||Mediterranean, Temperate areas|
|Germination (in days)||20-40|
|Hardiness||Drought resistant, Hardy (tolerates temperatures down to -5ºC)|
|Plant use||Balcony & Courtyard, City garden, Clump, Coastal garden, Cosmetic, Culinary, Edging, Essential Oil, Herbs garden, Honey producing plant, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Rock garden, Spices, Wild garden|
|Seeds per gram||590|
|Soil - Moisture||Dry|
|Soil - Ph||Alkaline|
|Soil - Type||Loam|
|Sunlight - Exposure||Sun|
Direct sowing with temperatures 20ºC night/25ºC day.
It grows better on sandy soils but it adapts to poor soils except limestone ones.
It has multiple uses in cooking recipes to flavour roast, stews and sauces. In cosmetics it is used to make products such as relaxing baths, revitalising facemasks and hair tonic. The leaves are used in perfumery and also to produce eyewash. It helps cure rheumatic pains, muscle fatigue, injuries and wounds.
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