As the botanical name suggests, Costmary has a scent similar to that of balsam. Its long oval silver-green leaves are serrated and have been dried and used for sachets and pot-pourri as well as for culinary and medicinal purposes. Small disk-like yellow blooms appear above the foliage in August.
Costmary prefers dryer sites in full sun.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-11
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Height: 12-24″