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Poliomintha incana

Hoary Mint

Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers

POLIOMINTHA

These are mint relatives with the family’s typical square stems; paired opposite leaves; tubular, two-lipped flowers; and strong, often pleasant aroma. Well-grown plants reach about 3 ft. tall and wide. Very tolerant of many soils.

Poliomintha incana

Native to the southwestern U.S. Branching gray stems are set with narrow white leaves to 3/4 in. long. Blooms profusely in summer, bearing tiny lavender-blue or white flowers in spikelike clusters up to 6 in. long. Full sun. Can survive with little or no water but looks better with regular moisture.

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