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shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Small, spreading, densely bushy, evergreen with deeply veined and wavy edged, grey-green leaves. Deep purple-pink flowers with crumpled petals and yellow stamens, in summer.
Best in poor to moderately fertile, very well drained, gritty soil in full sun. In cool climate areas, provide a position sheltered from cold winds and hard frosts. Drought tolerant.
Can be short lived and best replaced when growth becomes leggy.
Native of the Westerm Mediterranean area.