Pogostemon cablin

Patchouli (Annual)

USDA Hardiness Zone 9-11

This highly fragrant selection is valued for its oil properties and mint-sandalwood scent. White, violet-marked flowers appear in summer. The essential oil of Patchouli is used in perfumery and aromatherapy.
Patchouli oil is probably best known as the scent of the 1960's hippie era when many youngsters traveled to India and Asia in search of enlightenment.

Height

15-30 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

White

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

A heat tolerant selection. Best in fertile, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Begin snipping and sniffing leaves when plant is established.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Containers
Dried Flowers
Crafts
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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