Stone Mint, Sweet Horsemint, Mountain Dittany
Cunila origanoides

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cunila (KOO-nil-uh) (Info)
Species: origanoides (or-ig-an-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Compton, Arkansas

Cross Timbers, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 31, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grow in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers dry, sandy soils. Easily grown from seed.

Neutral

On Aug 30, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

The leaves of the plant are quite minty and can be brewed as a tea for medicinal and culinary uses. The tea was used to treat headaches, fevers, and even snakebites. This species also producers "frost flowers". Frost flowers are thin, layered eruptions of ice crystals which burst from the xylem of the plant stems in early fall.It has clusters of small purplish or white flowers that bloom from July to November. Usually found in dry rocky woods.