The flower petals are used for conserves.A delicious tea is made from the dried leaves.
Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, it can be done successfully at almost any time of the year. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.Basal cuttings in late spring[K]. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
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The leaves emit a soft balsamic odour. The sub-species T. balsamita tomentosum is called the camphor plant because of its camphor-scented foliage. Plants produces lot of leaves but no flowers when grown in the shade, though this is an advantage when the plant is being grown for its useful leaves.Alecost used to be commonly grown in the herb garden but it has fallen out of favour in recent times.
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