This small, woody shrub has small, bright green leaves with a delicious oregano fragrance. It forms a rounded, somewhat irregular mound to 3 feet tall. From April until September showy clusters of lavender flowers are produced at the branch tips. It is drought tolerant once established, but flowers more profusely if supplemental water is applied during the bloom period. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, and will thrive in either full sun or light shade. Maintenance is minimal, although a light shearing in the late winter will increase vigor and blooming. This plant is somewhat brittle, so it should not be used in areas with foot traffic.