Grown primarily for its use in teas, which are digestive and calming. Also said to have a very high antioxidant effect. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies, and the smell of the plant is said to be repellent to mice and rats, so it can be grown in areas where grain is stored. The plant is perennial and has invasive roots – best grown in a pot. Full sun or part shade. Moist soil. 9cm pot. Certified organic plant.