Cat's Whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 3 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by StephGTx (Texas - Zone 8a) on Sep 18, 2011 7:04 PM

This is one of my favorite flowers.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Cat wisker by shirley7170 Aug 18, 2018 6:37 AM 0
How would I go about growing a witch garden? by SuperDuper Apr 23, 2018 5:41 AM 18
Cats Whiskers by crawgarden Oct 21, 2016 8:29 PM 1
Let's see what else we're growing 2015 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 7, 2016 5:33 PM 1,034

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