Plant this minty-scented annual/perennial around your veggie garden to attract beneficial pollinators. Cut the attractive flowerstems to enjoy their sweet fragrance in your home. Very cold tolerant and drought tolerant once established - perennial in areas without frost. Supposedly deer- and rabbit-resistant - test it out!
DESCRIPTION: Bushy perennial with minty-smelling leaves and long fragrant flower spikes in magenta-maroon. Really loved by beneficial pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies. Makes a good cut flower for the home, and an attractive addition to a cottage style garden.Very cold tolerant and drought tolerant once mature. PLANTING: Sow seeds in Spring-Summer directly into final position or in seed trays/pots, and keep moist. Don't cover the seeds with soil. Thin plants one they develop 2-4 leaves and are easily handled. Plant in free draining soil in a sunny location for best flowering. If planted early they will flower in the same year. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra long flowering season, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser