The aromatic leaves of this sun-loving perennial have been used inside shoes to deodorise feet, in a poultice as an anti-perspirant and when freshly picked, as toilet paper (those with very large gardens take note!).
This scented foliage is rarely touched by browsing herbivores and forms a natural upright mound of very eye catching silvery grey foliage from which small, yellowish-brown flowers emerge.
The plants can become leggy so a "Chelsea Chop" can promote bushier growth.
Once established and when grown on poor dry soil, the plants live longer, become hardier and more aromatic. They thrive on tough love - unlike Andrex puppies.
Photo: © Blackstem Plants
Dry, poor, sandy