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Elscholtzia stauntonii alba

Chinese Mint Shrub
You wouldn't notice this plant in a nursery in the spring, unless you brush against the foliage and get a whiff of its mint-like perfume. It doesn't shine until September, when it begins to show off with 6-8" white spires of flowers that attract pollinators of all kinds. In our garden, it gets afternoon sun, and is about 3-4' tall and 5' wide but we do cut it back hard each spring (it could easily reach 6'). Seems to be unfussy about soil, although we would not plant in a very wet spot. Shipping qt.pots.
Genus Elscholtzia
Common Name Chinese Mint Shrub
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Part Sun, Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Fall
Season of Blooming Fall
Use Specimen, Cutting, Ornamental, Massing
Special Attributes Pollinator Friendly, Butterfly Attracting, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrant
Color White