A common wildflower and a magnet for native pollinators. Plants form a dense mat of lacey foliage first with the highly aromatic, sweet-scented flowers arriving in midseason. An excellent companion plant; foliage wards off garden pests and flowers attract the helpful ones. Also known for its powerful herbal properties. Drought tolerant; great for dry sunny spots. Grows to 24-36”.
Perennial, zone 3-9
Germination: 7-21 days
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-65ºF soil temperature.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow early to mid-spring and fall. Sow a few seeds every 4-6", thin to 12-18” apart.
Spacing: Transplant 12-18" apart
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 12-18" x 24-36"
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms the second year, but often blooms the first season when started early indoors.
Uses: Cottage and wildflower gardens, attracts pollinators, cut flowers, herbal medicine, drought-resistant
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Deadhead or cut back midsummer to encourage new blooms. Do not over-fertilize, causes excessive leaf growth, and little to no flowers. Divide plants every 5 years