Savory Mediterranean herb used in Italian cuisine, also known as calamint, relatively unknown here in the United States. Unusual but inviting flavor, like a mix of mint, basil, oregano, thyme and licorice; traditionally used to flavor meats, soups, stews along with mushroom, tomato, potato dishes. Great border or container plant with 12” mounds of oregano-like leaves. Lavender pink tubular flower spikes arrive later in the summer, lasting well into fall; attractive both in an herb and flower garden.
Perennial , zone 5-10
Seed Planting Depth: 1/8"
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 12-15" apart. Sow outdoors in spring after last frost. Sow a few seeds every 4-6 ", thin to 12-15" apart.
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs:Average to rich, well drained
Uses: Medicinal, culinary, attracts bees and beneficals