An aromatic shrub with attractive blue-green foliage and a pungent aroma. Used as a culinary herb by some cultures but is toxic in large quantities, so caution advised. It is a long history of use as a domestic herbal remedy in the treatment of various ailments but noteably for its action in strengthening the eyes. Again, caution advised. Effective at repelling flies, and said to be a good companion plant to roses and raspberries. The dried plant can also be used in wardrobes to repel moths. It is also disliked by dogs and cats. A red dye can be obtained from the plant. Height approx 60cm.