an easy sell

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lavender spice
poliomintha maderensis
lamiaceae

  • NORMALLY 3 x 3'

  • lavender FLOWERS SPRING THROUGH FALL

  • GROUNDCOVER

  • MODERATE WATER (TERRACE ZONE)

  • FULL SUN to part shade

  • HARDY TO ABOUT 0º F

  • NECTAR PLANT FOR hummingbirds, BUTTERFLIES AND NATIVE BEES

We know we won't need to twist too many arms to sell this plant. Lavender spice (Poliomintha maderensis) is easy to grow, flowers most of the year with long, lavender trumpet flowers, smells like oregano, and attracts butterflies, native bees, and hummingbirds. 

Plants grow to about 3' tall and wide, take full to part sun, moderate water, and are hardy to about 0º F. They may need to be pruned back in late winter if they've gone dormant. They do well in containers but don't plant them in areas with high traffic of dogs or clumsy people as these plants are somewhat brittle--no worries though, if they break, they come back from the base readily. 

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Katherine Gierlach