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Pogostemon patchouli [hort] Patchouli

Pogostemon patchouli [hort]
Pogostemon patchouli [hort]
Stock Number: 41132
Availability: In Stock
Family: Lamiaceae
Cultural Code: CGH HP what's this?

This is somewhat seasonal. Attractive coleus-statured species of uncertain nomenclature famous as the source of musky "Patchouli" intensely fragrant mint-sandlewood perfume--the predominent scent of every good rock concert (or do I date myself?). The source of Asian herb preparations for digestion, for snake bite; depression; even to prevent the spread of infection. Will defoliate if chilled during the winter, and although it will bounce back from a chill, the undistinguished spikes of winter blossoms may not form . Not tolerant of chill.

Taxonomy
Family Lamiaceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code CGH HP

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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