Pennyroyal, American

Pennyroyal, American

  • $2.70

Aromatic and pungent, self-sowing, and compact plants resemble a small-leaved bush basil. Natural insect repellent for flies, chiggers, gnats, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Natural insecticide for clothes moth larva. Crushed leaves should be rubbed on clothing rather than skin. (Hedeoma pulegloides)

Medicinal: The tea has been used for headaches, colds, fevers, and indigestion. Warning: The pure oil should never be taken internally since it is very toxic and may be lethal.

Growing instructions: Annnual. Stratify 4 to 6 weeks. Germinates at 55-70°F in 14 days. Germination is light dependent. Transplant in early Spring. Full sun. Grows 6-9" tall. Space 6" apart.

Packet: 0.05g