• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Fast growing to 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Patio Container Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:16 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesLong Bloom Season
    Design IdeasA delightful subshrub to fill out beds and borders with foliage and flowers. Plant as edging or a small hedge for tropical gardens. Softens the corners of paving and sidewalks and helps to define pathways. Makes a fine nest for the base of a fountain, birdbath or sundial. Excellent for lush potted compositions.
    Companion PlantsThis is a great companion for sun loving perennials for hot climates such as Blaze Heatwave Sage, (Salvia x 'Blaze'), Platt's Black New Zealand Flax, (Phormium 'Platt's Black'), Knock Out Shrub Rose, (Rosa x 'Radrazz') and Chamallow Bush Mallow, (Lavatera x clementii 'Inovera').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This genus is comprised of over two hundred species distributed throughout the Americas. It was fist classified by French botanist Michel Adanson. The species is native to Mexico and Guatemala and named for its foliage similarities to old world hyssop.
    Lore:
    In some places this plant is known as the "elfin herb" due to its small flowers and foliage and is no way related to the heathers.