Long-time favorite of herb enthusiasts. Attractive plant has fragrant purple flowers and aromatic leaves that can be used fresh or dried. Edible flowers. Perennial in Zones 6-9. If limited for gardening space, try a deep winter dowsill container or 3 gallon container for your herbs.
Days to Germinate: 15-20
Depth to Sow: 1/4 - 1/2 in.
Plant Spacing: 12 in.
Plant Height: 16-24 in.
seeds indoors any time of year. Plant outdoors after the last frost in a sunny garden with well drained soil, or grow in a container. Prune regularly to promote bushy growth. In cold climates, bring indoors in fall grow in a sunny window.
To dry, collect flowering stems in summer. Tie together at the base and hang bunches upside down in a warm, airy, shaded location.