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Poliomintha maderensis Lavender Spice™

Poliomintha maderensis Lavender Spice™
Mexican oregano, Southwest Oregano, Desert Oregano

This small, woody shrub has small, bright green leaves with a delicious oregano fragrance. It forms a rounded, somewhat irregular mound to 3 feet tall. From April until September showy clusters of lavender flowers are produced at the branch tips. It is drought tolerant once established, but flowers more profusely if supplemental water is applied during the bloom period. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, and will thrive in either full sun or light shade. Maintenance is minimal, although a light shearing in the late winter will increase vigor and blooming. This plant is somewhat brittle, so it should not be used in areas with foot traffic.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Lavender
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 3 (ft)
Spread 3 (ft)
Spacing 2' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Cold, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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