Help Identify flowering shrub/bush - sweet smelling
I'm new here, but I've been enjoying searching around the AZ forum. New to the Glendale, AZ area, but lived in Tucson/Marana when I took this picture of a plant I fell in love with.
The plant had an amazing herby/minty smell, almost like cat nip but sweeter, multiple blue-purple blooms that grew stacked on a single stalk, so to speak. They grew to be about 3 to 4 feet in height. I thought they could be some form of lavender or flowering sage (leaves had a similar grayish-green softness). I wish I had a close up of the leaves, but I only have this one image -- thought the flower growth pattern might help in identifying.
I loved these plants, their smell was intoxicating and really familiar, but I could never place it. I admired them every day, but never knew what they were, any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Love to add them to my new Glendale garden.