Hot & Dry Hardy. Pure White spires. 90cm. Sun to 1/2 Shade. Tough in dry, poor soil.
– Height with flowers: 100cm approx.
– Width: 70cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun but will also tolerate Partial Shade if well drained and not damp. Suits coastal gardens. The tough foliage tolerates wind-blown sites well. Once established copes well with dry and hot periods.
– Soil: Well drained. Very adaptable to a wide range of soil types. Copes well with lime, and sandy or poorer soils.
– Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic.
– Frost: Very frost hardy to approximately -10C. If cut back by hard frost will re-shoot from the base in spring.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Beneficial to wildlife: Honey eating birds, bees, butterflies and other useful pollinators – find the late flowering season over autumn and into winter a huge boost, at a time of the year when little else flowers so abundantly.
– Care: Low maintenance. An annual shear to the ground in late winter is all that is required.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: The aromatic oils in the foliage and velvety texture make it generally unpalatable to rabbits and deer.
– Origin: Native to conifer forests in subtropical central and eastern Mexico, and other parts of Central America.