Lad's love is semi-evergreen in frost-free winter climates, but will die back in cold winter conditions. A sub-shrub reaching a height of 70cm to 100cm. Although once grown as both a culinary and medicinal herb, it is now mainly grown in gardens for its attractive ornamental foliage, complemented by its pleasant citrus to camphor-like foliage scent.
It is a well-known medicinal plant in Central Asia, Asia Minor, and south-eastern and central Europe, where it is used in homeopathy. Dried sprigs are also traditionally placed in wardrobes or dress drawers to repel moths. It has a long list of regional common names.
Tiny yellow tubular flowers appear from mid-summer to late September in small, pendulous panicles.
It grows best in warm, sunny, humus-rich sites with well-drained, not too wet soils. It is heat and drought tolerant, but will remain smaller in harsher conditions. Suitable for poor soils.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.