Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Poliomintha bustamanta 'Super Cracker'
Super Cracker Bustamante Mexican Oregano
Item #: 17042
Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder
Height: 32" tall
Poliomintha 'Super Cracker' is a 2022 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of an amazing selection of Bustamante Mexican Oregano. This North American native, which hails from Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was spotted by Texas plantsman Steve Lowe outside of a Mexican restaurant, just north of the Texas/Mexico border, where it was grown for culinary purposes. Poliomintha 'Super Cracker' forms a stunning 32" tall x 5' wide woody clump of narrow semi-evergreen fragrant foliage. Starting for us in early June, the entire clump is smothered in long, tubular, light-lavender flowers, which are a haven for local bumblebees and good cooks.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Other: Fragrant Foliage Plants , Edimentals , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Pollinator Plants , North American Native Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , Rain Garden Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , Tony's Favorites , United States Native Plants