Native to India and Indochina. Tender perennial.
Aromatic foliage repels mosquitoes in the garden and in the house!
Traditional medicinal, cosmetic and household herb. Toss fresh foliage onto campfires or grills, or roll into smudge sticks and burn to keep mosquitoes away from seating areas. Do not rub foliage on skin as this may cause irritation. Combine essential oil with Witch Hazel extract for a safe insect repellent spray. Read more about them here!
Grows to 4′ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.