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Lavender Spice
Scientific Name: Poliomintha maderensis J. Henrickson
Family: Lamiaceae
Lavender Spice (Poliomintha  maderensis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10 F.-11

Frost Tolerance: 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Northeastern Mexico

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, up to 3 feet tall and wide (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Water more in summer during the flowering period, keep rather dry in winter


The leaves are fragrant reminding oregano, however, its foliage is brittle and it should be kept away from the paths.

Blooming Habits:
The Lavender Spice has lavender flowers from spring to fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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