Common Names: Rosemary Mint
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Height: 2′ – 5′
Spacing/Spread: 3′ – 6′
Color: Purple/Pink flowers.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Extra: Aromatic. Leaves are edible. Plant is deer resistant.
Features: A great multi use drought tolerant perennial. Evergreen. Purple flowers during the summer.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Mexican Oregano: A true jack of all trades. Full sun and part shade tolerant? Check. Evergreen? Check. Drought tolerant? Check. Deer proof? Check. Edible? Yes! This amazing perennial should be in everybody’s yard! Its gets somewhat big, and looks good as a mid layer in Xeriscape flowerbeds. One of our absolute favorites that we often utilize in our xeriscape flowerbed designs.”
Family: Lamiaceae (Pronounced – lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Poliomintha (Pronounced – po-lee-oh-MIN-tha)
Species: longiflora (Pronounced – lon-jee-FLO-ruh)
Propagation: Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings, layering.