Madrean Rosemary, Rosemary Mint, Lavender Spice, Mexican Oregano
Poliomintha maderensis

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Poliomintha (po-lee-oh-MIN-tha) (Info)
Species: maderensis (ma-der-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bigelow, Arkansas

Valparaiso, Florida

Baytown, Texas

Dripping Springs, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 28, 2015, marasri from Dripping Springs, TX wrote:

This plant is the same as Poliomintha longiflora (miss classification in the trade). Also it is hardy fine to 13F and lower (Not the stated Z9b)and has hit the teens at my place many times. It might loose some leaves. I hear that if you are somewhat arid it will come back from the roots at Z7. An aggie said that on the Aggie-hort. site.. It was the only thing green and blooming during the great drought of 2011 in Texas. It had 7" of rain in 12 months and no irrigation on a gravely hill under some water sucking cedars and still it bloomed. They have been a long lived perennial for me showing no slacking off. One was planted in 1990 and it is still going strong even with me ripping it out of its homein 2000 and planting it in a whole new landscape. It is surrounded by its kids. They grow fr... read more