A perennial, winter-hardy, filigree-growing glandular perennial that does not produce tendrils. It has soft hairs on its greyish green leaves and grows to a height of 40 cm.
Plant in well-drained soil in a sunny spot and water lightly. It can be propagated by sowing seeds in the spring, by head cuttings in the summer and by cutting in the autumn.
Harvesting takes place from June to September, when the leaves and shoot ends are picked before flowering, which can be dried as they are suitable for drying. They retain their aroma even after drying.
As the plant also contains essential oils, its tea has a sudorific effect, reducing bloating and stomach upsets.