Elsholtzia stauntonii
Plant Abstract

Known as- Mint-shrub
Grow Zone - 4 to 8
Type- Deciduous shrub
Familial- Lamiaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- China
ht.- 3 to 5 ft.
Span- 3 to 5 ft.
Coloring- Lilac-purple
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Dry to moderate dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Prune in late winter before new growth appears. May be cut to the ground in late winter each year and grown as an herbaceous perennial in somewhat the same manner as buddleia. Fall lowers bloom on new growth of the season.
Mint shrub is a semi-woody, deciduous shrub of the mint family. Typically grows 3-5” tall. Features toothed, ovate-elliptic leaves (2-5’ long) which emit a minty fragrance when crushed and narrow, upward pointing spikes (to 8’ long) of two-lipped, densely-packed, lilac-purple flowers in autumn.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Common Applications-
Shrub or perennial borders.

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