- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well drained and light
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: hardy
An aromatic, low growing herb, which is ideal for edging paths or filling pots on a sunny patio. The small flowers, which appear in late spring and early summer, come in a range of shades including pink, purple and white and are very attractive to bees. The scented foliage can be used fresh, dried or frozen to add flavour to a wide range of dishes. Keep well trimmed to allow new growth to come through.
- Garden care: Surface-sow in pots or trays filled with barely moist seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at 15-20C until germination, which usually takes up to 24 days. Pot on when large enough to handle and harden off before planting at 25cm intervals outside in late spring or early summer. Keep plants well trimmed to allow the new growth (which has the best flavour) to come through.
- Sow: March - April
- Flowering: May - July
- Approximate quantity: approximately 200 seeds