Lavandula stoechas, pictured here, was used widely as a toiletry herb and antiseptic by the Arabs, Romans and Greeks. It is not widely used today except as an ornamental plant. It’s oil has a pungent odour and contains 24-72% camphor. In Australia this species is considered a weed and bound by statutory control.
You can propagate this plant by seed sown in Spring or by taking semi-ripe cuttings in Summer.