Deciduous, Herbs, Shrubs
These are aromatic shrubs with tiny flowers and a sparse growth habit. Native to warmer parts of North and South America. Provide good drainage.
Native to Argentina, Chile. Legginess is its natural state; this is the herb that grew like a gangling shrub in gardens of long ago, reaching 6 ft. or taller and sprawling nearly as wide. Prized for lemon-scented leaves used to flavor teas and iced drinks. Narrow leaves to 3 in. long are arranged in whorls of three or four along branches. Bears open clusters of very small flowers in summer.
Grow among lower plants to hide its legginess; or locate it against a wall or fence and pinch-prune to create interesting tracery. Can also be trained into a standard and tolerates clipping into a hedge. In colder climates, grow it as a houseplant (pinch frequently) and let it spend warm months outdoors.
Evergreen shrub. From southeastern Arizona through southern Mexico, with many local variant forms. Ran...
Grows to 30–75 ft. high and 18–45 ft. wide. Silvery blue-green young foliage. Dark green, ...
Grows to 5 ft. tall and wide, with small, silvery leaves and deep purple flowers. ‘Silver Cloud&...