Pennyroyal Overview

Description This perennial mint relative bears whorls of fluffy lavender-purple blooms in late summer and fall. It is native to parts of Europe and Asia but has become naturalized throughout much of North America. It often is found growing along waterways, a nod to its preference for moist soil. Like other mints, pennyroyal can spread aggressively, so keep it contained. Pennyroyal has been used as an herb for hundreds of years and is sometimes called fleabane due to its insect-repellent nature. 
Genus Name Mentha pulegium
Common Name Pennyroyal
Plant Type Herb
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 6 to 12 inches
Width 3 to 6 feet
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Season Features Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom
Special Features Cut Flowers, Fragrance, Good for Containers
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division, Seed, Stem Cuttings

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