PlantsLippia→Mexican Oregano (Lippia graveolens)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Yellowish
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Resistances: Drought tolerant


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lippia Graveolens propagation by giasroom Nov 19, 2017 5:51 PM 3
mexican oregano seeds by johnt1 Sep 27, 2017 1:51 PM 3
Mexican Oregano Seeds? by sherrytx Feb 27, 2017 8:43 AM 1
2017 Spring Plant Swap CHAT by RickM Jun 2, 2017 3:39 PM 443
Trimming Mexican oregano by Shadegardener Oct 18, 2016 3:01 PM 9
Seeds for Italian oregano? by Shadegardener Feb 26, 2016 7:53 AM 13
Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens?) by Shadegardener Feb 27, 2018 5:14 PM 19
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Insect Identification by OldGardener Oct 1, 2021 6:16 AM 416
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