Myrtle is an ancient herb featured heavily in myth and ritual. It is symbolic of love and immortality and customarily included in the bouquets of European weddings. Myrtle is also often trained into hedges and topiaries in Mediterranean gardens, where the air is filled with their spicy fragrance when they are trimmed. This variegated compact form is easy to grow, heat tolerant and adds a delicate soft textured affect to mixed plantings. It actually survives the winter here in Stillwater if grown in a protected location.