Aromatic shrubs, deciduous or evergreen, leaves whorled and the flowers in spikes. Typically an American sub-tropical to tropical genus, but extending as far north as California and Utah. In UK gardens normally needing a sheltered spot, or protected in winter. Well worth trying is A. citrodora (synonym L. triphylla) for the amazingly lemon-scented leaves.

The flowers produce nectar that is attractive to many midsummer butterflies, including large and small whites, small tortoiseshells and painted ladies.

Plants to be propagated in the near future, register your interest To Be Propagated

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