Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen. A perennial shrub well suited for deeper well-drained soils. It grows fairly large; use it more or less like a rose bush in the middle layer of a xeriscape bed. It may be damaged a bit by drastic freezes but can be freely cut back as needed; it’ll leaf out again in spring.Blooms appear from late spring through summer with showy lilac-colored blooms. The edible foliage is strongly aromatic and deer tend to avoid it.