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PlantFiles: Moujean Tea, Mounjean Tea, Bahama Berry
Nashia inaguensis

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nashia (NASH-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: inaguensis

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive arielsadmirer On Jan 29, 2005, arielsadmirer from Margate, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Bahama berry is a loose, informal shrub growing up to 7' high. It is found in the eastern Caribbean islands, where it grows in sunny, rocky outcroppings, semi-protected from steady high winds.

This shrub has small, scented leaves. When you brush by it, or crush the leaves, it releases a smell reminsicent of Earl Grey Tea. It is said that the leaves of Bahama Berry lend a vanilla-like flavor to tea.

The plant has tiny flowers that attract bees and other pollinators. Even though the flowers are very tiny, they magnify the scent of the plant 10 times. The sweet and spicy scent of these flowers is fantastic. The flowers are followed be tinier, orange berries.

Bahama Berry is a host plant for the Atala butterfly. It is also known by the name "I dry, I die" because of its need for moist, well-drained soil. It grows fast, about 3' per year. Because of the miniature features of this plant, it is a prized Bonsai specimen.

If you have a scent garden, this is a must have, especially in Florida!


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

Boca Raton, Florida
Bradenton, Florida
Brandon, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Homestead, Florida
Miami, Florida
Palm Beach, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Saint James City, Florida
Frederick, Maryland
Ensenada, Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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