This plant brings a new colour to the garden palette with its long racemes of smoky, violet-blue flowers that never seem to stop. It will remain compact in a container. Deadheading will encourage blooming.
Licorice-scented foliage can be used in teas and added to salads.
Cross between A. rugosum and A. foeniculum
Grows best in full sun and an average to dry, well-drained soil. If desired, pinch main stems in June just before the buds form, to keep the plant compact. After flowering, remove old flowers to promote a second flowering. No serious pest or disease problems.