as groundcover, or as an edging plant for a hot, sunny,
well-drained spot, though it may be short-lived. It dislikes winter
Up to 50 cms.
Not related to either cotton or lavender,
despite its common name.
The flowers and leaves are made into a decoction used to
expel intestinal parasites. An oil used in
perfumery can also
be extracted from the plant. Branches may be hung up in wardrobes to
repel insects, and leaves are also suitable for use in pot
pourri and in herbal tobacco substitutes.