This plant is a friend to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
This native plant prefers poor, sandy soils and tolerates drought well once mature. Its distinctive oregano-like fragrance makes it a favorite among gardeners and lovers of fragrant potpourri.
Sow directly in the garden in early spring at a depth of ¼ inch. Keep the soil moist until germination, which should occur between 10 and 20 days. When the seedlings are large enough, you can thin out your rows by transplanting them to desired locations.
Water the young plants occasionally, but you can neglect watering mature plants, as they tolerate drought well. Excess moisture and overcrowded planting can lead to mold and fungi.