Area of origin: Mediterranean.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 1.5m, (4,9') width up to 1m (3,3').
Soil Type: Avoid ground that is too wet.
Hardiness: Shelter in winter in areas other than the Mediterranean. Tolerant to -12°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
White lilac to violet blue flowers in May and June. The leaves are dark green and silvery white underneath and are used widely in cooking.
This shrub is often planted with lavender and thyme in containers or in the ground, it is a very versatile plant great in flowerbeds and borders. The essential oils are extracted and commonly used.