Zizophora clinopodioides Alpinum

Alpine Blue Mint Bush

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Low growing with mint scented foliage and beautiful lavender-blue flowers, this alpine form of Zizophora, Zizophora clinopodioides 'Alpinum' (Alpine Blue Mint Bush), is a recent introduction from the high mountains of Morocco. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBL1Y21

Details

1" tall x 10-12" wide. Low growing, mint scented and beautiful, this alpine form of Zizophora, Zizophora clinopodioides 'Alpinum' (Alpine Blue Mint Bush), is a recent introduction from the high mountains of Morocco. Covered with light lavender-blue flowers, this highly aromatic groundcover is a favorite of the bees who are attracted by the nectar-rich, late spring flowers. Collected by Mike Kintgen of Denver Botanic Gardens.
SKU HBL1Y21
Common Name Alpine Blue Mint Bush
Botanical Name Zizophora clinopodioides Alpinum
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 1" tall
Mature Spread 10-12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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