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Aeollanthus
Aeollanthus repens

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeollanthus (ee-oh-LAN-thus) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Beaumont, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 12, 2011, hortulaninobili from St. Louis, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

Aeollanthus repens

Encountering this plant is rare and seems hard to find for sale (any suggestions where to find would be appreciated).

I first was introduced to this plant in college (about five years ago). Of course in my climate, it does not exhibit winter cold-hardiness, and was growing in the university greenhouses in the xeric house.

Aeollanthus grows well in hanging baskets, pots, or as a ground cover. I was fortunate enough to have a few plants and planted them outside in ground after graduation (of course when sub-freezing temperatures abated). In full sun, mulched with hardwood bark, and receiving only natural precipitation, this plant grew very compact and spread moderately fast as a low ground cover. Towards autumn short spikes of l... read more

Positive

On Jun 8, 2008, careyjane from Rabat
Morocco wrote:

This is a very fast growing plant which spreads really quickly. The creamy green flower buds give a good texture to the plant during the pre flowering period; they then erupt in a mass of purple flower spikes. The down side is that the flowers really stink - as someone said, of skunk! But I only noticed this on a cut flower so it should be safe for garden use.