The aromatic, silvery-green foliage of this sun-loving perennial has been used inside shoes to deodorise feet, in a poultice as an anti- perspirant and when freshly picked as toilet paper. Useful or what!
The scented foliage is rarely touched by browsing deer and forms a natural upright mound, topped with very small, yellowish-brown flowers in late summer.
These can be used in dried flower arrangements and once established the plant will become quite tolerant of drought.
Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil.
Photo: © Jelitto
Dry, poor, sandy