Zizophora clinopodioides Alpinum

Alpine Blue Mint Bush

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).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height1" tall
Mature Spread10-12" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC015192

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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.
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SKUHC015192
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Groundcover
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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