Hedeoma hyssopifolia Profuse Pink
Profuse Pink Aromatic False Pennyroyal
Details12-15" wide by 10-12" tall. Hedeoma hyssopifolia Profuse Pink (Aromatic False Pennyroyal) is an outstanding selection of an uncommon western native species that blooms all summer with hundreds of small, pink nectar-rich flowers. Growing as a tidy mound of fine-textured foliage, it is an excellent plant for hot, dry planting sites. The flowers are a favorite of the bumblebees. Selected by David Salman, HCG Chief Horticulturist, from a large group of plants propagated from cuttings collected in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern AZ.
|Common Name||Profuse Pink Aromatic False Pennyroyal|
|Botanical Name||Hedeoma hyssopifolius Profuse Pink|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||10-12" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring through summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Special Groups||High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips On Growing Hedeoma (False Pennyroyal)
Hedeoma (False Pennyroyal) is a genus of native North American perennials, with some species also found in South America.
Preferred growing conditions:
- Plant in infertile (lean), fast-draining soils. Not suitable for clay soils.
- Enjoys full sun to partial shade exposure.
- Water transplants regularly for the first growing season and provide drier conditions once established.
- Hedeoma are generally long blooming and don't need to be deadheaded.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.
- Leave standing over the winter and cut back just above the crown in mid-spring.
- A favorite plant of bumblebees, it is an excellent companion plant for Lavender, which are also a favorite nectar source for bumble and honey bees.
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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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