Hinkley Frosted Mint

Poliomintha bustamante 'Hinkley'

A rare, very drought tolerant sub-shrub with a lax ground covering growth habit and aromatic gray-green foliage covered in showy, lavender-pink tubular flowers throughout the summer. Thrives in lean, well-drained soils. Highly adaptable to the arid inner mountain states. Semi-evergreen.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationpo-lee-oh-MIN-tha
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 15 in. tall, spreading up to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Sedum (Sedum); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Performs best in well drained soil; adapts well to lean, poor soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; drought tolerant once established. Remove spent blooms to promote continuous flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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