Well known herb common in Mediterranean cuisine. Leaves are used fresh or dried for fish, cheese, tomato, soup and meat dishes and especially pizza. Medicinally it has a long history of use for respiratory and digestive problems, in the treatment of colds and flu, and to promote menstruation. A tea made of the leaves is soothing and restful. A good ground cover and companion plant, useful in the vege garden as it is said to repel many pests, plus the mauve-pink flowers are attractive to bees. Hardy perennial growing to 45cm when in flower. Full sun or part shade. Drought hardy. 9cm pot.