About American pennyroyal
This wildflower is a summer annual about 4-12 inch tall that is branched or unbranched. The stems are light green, terete, and pubescent. The opposite leaves 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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Mentha pulegium, mock pennyroyal, mosquito plant, fleabane, tickweed, stinking balm, and hedeoma.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||2.00 to 3.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Light pink/yellow to blood red/yellow|
|Bloom Time ||April to May|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and careSow the seeds in a cold frame and prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer.It is best to propagate them by division.Division can be easily carried out at almost any time of the year, though it is probably best done in the spring or autumn to allow the plant to establish more quickly.Virtually any part of the root is capable of growing into a new plant.For drying, the plant should be harvested as it comes into flower.
American pennyroyal care
Pennyroyal plant is a perennial herb that was once widely used but is not as common today. It has applications as an herbal remedy, culinary uses and as a decorative touch. Growing pennyroyal in the herb or perennial garden will add color with its reddish purple to lilac blooms. There are two plants called pennyroyal.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soil |
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
American pennyroyal special feature
Crushed pennyroyal stems stuck in your hat and pockets really will repel gnats and mosquitoes.
American pennyroyal uses
- Flowers are used for ornamental purposes
- Pennyroyal has been to relieve pain, gastrointestinal discomfort, soothe colds and to aid in menstruation problems
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a American pennyroyal ?
American pennyroyal is commonly known as Mentha pulegium, mock pennyroyal, mosquito plant, fleabane, tickweed, stinking balm, and hedeoma.
How tall do American pennyroyal grow?
On average American pennyroyal grows 2.00 to 3.00 feet
What color are American pennyroyal ?
A American pennyroyal plant bears flowers of color Light pink/yellow to blood red/yellow
When American pennyroyal blooms?
With enough light, American pennyroyal may produce Light pink/yellow to blood red/yellow flowers in April to May
How hard is American pennyroyal to grow?
A American pennyroyal is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a American pennyroyal need?
A American pennyroyal prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a American pennyroyal need?
A American pennyroyal prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a American pennyroyal need?
A American pennyroyal prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a American pennyroyal like?
A American pennyroyal prefers 25.8°C
How often should I fertilize my American pennyroyal ?
To encourage American pennyroyal growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Monday, 18 November 2019
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