This is one of my favourite plants, for it offers so much. The dark green leaves are highly fragrant and have a sweet spicy smell that is heightened when they are rubbed or crushed.
The flowers are white with purple – pink stripes.
Shortly after flowering, seed capsules will appear, which are used for cooking.
The plant enjoys a part shade position in fertile, well drained soil.
It’ll grow roughly 1.5m high by 1.5m wide.
Ideal for containers or for use as an indoor plant.