Mexican Oregano

 In
Mexican Oregano

Poliomentha longiflora
Mexican Oregano, Rosemary Mint
3

4 feet
3

5 feet
Coahuila Nuevo Leon and Northern Mexico
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen. A perennial shrub well suited for deeper well-drained soils. Mexican oregano grows fairly large; use it more or less like a rose bush in the middle layer of a xeriscape bed. Blooms appear from late spring through summer.

The edible foliage is strongly aromatic, and deer tend to avoid it.

Maintenance

Cut back (by as much as half its height) as needed during summer. Mexican oregano can be damaged by drastic freezes but it’ll leaf out again in spring.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-4' H, 3-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Lavender, White
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

  • List Item #1
  • List Item #2
  • List Item #3
Recent Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search

Oxblood lily flowers.