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Mediterranean Mint

Ballota pseudodictamnus
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Ballota

<i>Ballota pseudodictamnus</i>

White woolly, rounded 1 in. leaves and furry stems, soft as chamois, steal the show here. Though the tiny white blooms are insignificant and should be sheared off to maintain an appealing bushy, yet compact form, Ballota sparkles against deep greens and bronzes. Acquiescent to drought, salt spray and high winds, it begs good drainage and protection from excessive winter wet. This illuminated Mediterranean mint makes an excellent choice for borders, banks and rock gardens and was once prescribed by Dioscorides as an antidote for the bite of a mad dog.

Blooms July – August.

Size: 18" high x 18" wide.

Zone 7/8.

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Stellar blue flowers that deer forego, water-thrifty and other deer-proof plants!

These deer-proof perennials...

offer a variety of blue flowers that lend eye-catching intrigue to the landscape or a bouquet. 

More deer-proof plants plus favored water-shy selections...

Many of our customers frequently ask us to suggest plants that are undaunted by either deer or dry conditions. In this newsletter, we’ve featured a diverse group of plants, including not only perennials, but a handful of grasses and shrubs as well. Many selections boast steadfast temperaments, while others offer blooms that are long-lasting, late-blooming, pollinator-friendly or tailor-made for arrangements. And all are brimming with good looks, which goes without saying!

Please note: A plant’s deer-tolerance depends on the locale, the particular herd, the time of year, plus the recent weather conditions, especially rainfall. The ability of a plant to endure dry conditions varies with sun exposure, humidity and soil type.

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