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Florida Pennyroyal
Piloblephis rigida

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Piloblephis (pil-oh-BLEF-is) (Info)
Species: rigida (RIG-ih-duh) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Herbs

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Beverly Hills, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Fountain, Florida

Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 16, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Florida Pennyroyal is a delightful little plant found in flatwoods and on sandhills throughout Florida. It is very fragrant, and is used as a tea to settle upset stomachs. It is a wonderful addition to potpouri.