Prefers full sun.
- tolerates droughty soil
- requires well-drained soil
- tolerates low fertility
Grows well in near-neutral loamy soil. Tolerates poor, alkaline, dry and salty soil and is drought-resistant.
1 to 3 feet
1 to 2.5 feet
- early summer
- late summer
- early fall
Yellow-gray, often removed to prolong foliage quality.
Fine but dense.
- loose and formless
Shape in flower:
- flower stalks with upright spikes
- flower stalks with flowers hanging downward
Borne in loose clusters atop short, erect flower stems.
- deer resistant
- Naturalized in Newfoundland, and the United States in higher elevations in New England.
- not native to North America
- Native to Europe, Crimea and Siberia.
- Strongly aromatic and intensified when bruised or cut.
dried flowers - Air dry foliage for arrangments. Hang cut foliage in a dry, well-ventilated area. Dried foliage is brittle, so use care in handling.