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Bystropogon (Canary Mint Shrub)

Canary Mint Shrubs are woody perennials, growing as small to tall shrubs. Some species have a slight (Bystropogon canariensis) to very strong (Bystropogon origanifolius) fragrance. For any rich, well drained soil in an always sunny spot. Keep drier and frostfree in winter at a minimum of some 5°C.
Sow dust like seeds flat on any well drained soil in a sunny spot. Always carefully water from beneath. Especially seedlings and young plants require full sun in winter.
30 seeds per package.
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Bystropogon canariensis

Bystropogon canariensis

150 (300)cm, tall woody shrub from the lower laurel forest zone. Large, fresh green leaves which have a very slight, but pleasant fragrance. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Keep drier and frostfree in winter at a minimum of some 5°. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2502 € 4,99*
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Bystropogon origanifolius

Bystropogon origanifolius

30 (70)cm, a small woody shrub with silvery-grey, small oval leaves with a strong menthol fragrance. It is native of the mountain areas on Tenerife and the lower zone throughout La Palma. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. Carefully water plants in winter at a minimum of some 5°C. VI-IX.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)3043 € 4,99
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)
(ex La Palma, Spain)
Bystropogon origanifolius ssp. ferrensis Exclusive

Bystropogon origanifolius ssp. ferrensis Exclusive

120 (170)cm, a medium tall subspecies from open spots in lava rocks on lower elevations on El Hierro (Canary islands). In comparison to other subspecies, it grows much taller and has oval, silvery-green leaves with a strong menthol fragrance. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 7°C. Seeds are extremely difficult to collect and always scarce. VI-IX.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9153 € 7,99
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Bystropogon plumosus

Bystropogon plumosus

150 (250)cm, a tall woody shrub with slightly fragrant, leathery leaves and small inconspicuous flowers in terminal clusters. Form open spots in the fayal-brezal zone in central and northern Tenerife. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6449 € 4,99