American false pennyroyal

Hedeoma pulegioides

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hedeoma (hed-ee-OH-muh) (Info)
Species: pulegioides (pul-eg-ee-OY-dees) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for 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:

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 28, 2011, greenthumb99 from Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Actually it is a member of the Mint family, but not the Mint genus Mentha. This plant is slight and short and easily over-looked in a mix of plants such as a field or lawn. Its minty fragrance is so intense that treading on it often gives its presence away. I really wish it was a perennial so I could keep a pot of this wonderfully redolent herb inside over the winter.

Neutral

On Mar 7, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is NOT a member of the mint family even though the leaves are minty in fragrance. Leaves are said to repel mosquitoes, flies, gnats, fleas and ticks.

Avail. from Underwood Gardens.

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