American Pennyroyal Seed

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American Pennyroyal Seed

A small ornamental herbs with a compact growth form. Strongly aromatic leaves, and a natural insect repellent.

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(Hedeoma pulegloides LAMIACEAE)

Aromatic and pungent, self-sowing, compact plants resemble a small-leaved bush basil. Natural insect repellent for flies, chiggers, gnats, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Natural insecticide for clothes moth larva. Crushed leaves should be rubbed on clothing rather than skin. Medicinal: The tea has been used for headaches, colds, fevers, and indigestion. Warning: The pure oil should never be taken internally since it is very toxic and may be lethal.

Details:

Flowers:Small inconspicuous
Foliage:Small attractive leaves on a compact plant
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:6 to 9 inches
Diameter:5 to 6 inches
Heirloom:yes
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Stratify seeds for 4 to 6 weeks or sow in late fall or early winter. Requires light to germinate. Sow on soil surface and press in lightly. Germinates in 14 days.
Spacing:6 to 8 inches apart
Sun:Full sun or light shade

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.


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