About Hedeoma pulegiodies
The stems are light green, terete, and pubescent. The opposite leaves are about 1" long; they are elliptic, oblong-lanceolate, or oblong-oblanceolate in shape. The margins of the leaves are smooth or they have a few blunt teeth toward their tips. The petioles of the leaves are short and slender.
The foliage of American Pennyroyal has a strong medicinal-mint scent. Small axillary clusters of 1-4 flowers are produced from the base of each middle to upper leaf.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Hedeoma Pers, American pennyroyal, or American false pennyroyal|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||6-18 inches|
|Flower Colour ||Blue to purple, white|
|Bloom Time ||Mid-summer to early fall|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow |
Planting and care
Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Hedeoma pulegiodies care
The preference is full sun to light shade, mesic to dry conditions, and soil that is rocky or loamy. Plants that are grown in sunny locations require more moisture than those growing in shade. Barren or disturbed locations that are largely devoid of ground vegetation are preferred, as this reduces competition from taller plants.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to light shade|
|Soil ||Rocky or loamy, well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||77 degrees F|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Hedeoma pulegiodies special feature
Hedeoma pulegioides is a species of Hedeoma native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia and southern Ontario west to Minnesota and South Dakota, and south to northern Georgia and Arkansas
Hedeoma pulegiodies uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose