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Poliomintha longifolia - Mexican Oregano

Mexican Oregano will thrive in a cool dry garden with good drainage. Our Poliomintha longifolia has withstood the ravages of an uneducated gardener who chopped it all out. Thankfully it came back. The foliage has a strong mint scent when brushed or crushed. The Mexican Oregano flowers are striking in a dark setting. Poliomintha longifolia blooms from Spring through Fall though the plants look better if they get a good haircut in mid summer. As with many common names Mexican Oregano is also applied to another plant Lippia graveolens.

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Poliomintha longifolia, Mexican Oregano