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Searching for Poliomentha Longiflora

Posted by equinecpa 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 24, 10 at 20:12

Does anyone have this plant or know where to get it? How is it propagated? It's supposed to be a Texas Native but I can't find it anywhere. I'd love to give it a try. I just lost a variegated oregano that didn't like getting soaked then scorched (crazy weather). I thought this might be a better replacement. I found it one place online but shipping was not affordable.

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RE: Searching for Poliomentha Longiflora

Looking up the botanical name online I see that your talking about what's commonly called Mexican oregano! It's a great plant. Blooms all summer and I use its leaves for flavoring all the time.

It starts very easily from cuttings, but it doesn't produce seeds. One site said this is likely from the lack of a proper polinator.

Nurseries in San Antonio usually carry it. Hopefully, you'll be directed to one that sells it in your area, or someone local that will offer cuttings.

RE: Searching for Poliomentha Longiflora

Austin nurseries carry it. I love growing it. I have never had any luck mailing cuttings that were not rooted.

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