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Pennyroyal

Description

Best confined to a pot, as it spreads rapidly and can overtake a garden. Grows better in pots with more surface area than depth. Lilac flowers. Citronella-like odor acts as an insect repellant.

Growth

To height of 2’

Light

Full-partial sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 6-11

Uses

Butterfly plant, Fragrant Groundcover, Medicinal, Culinary

Suggestions

Pennyroyal is a very, very strong mint. Used medicinally and for a relaxing tea. Also used as flea repellant for pets. Used in aromatherapy.

NOT FOR USE BY PREGNANT WOMEN.

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