Native to South and Central Americas. Frost-tender shrub.
Pungent, multi-colored blooms appear midsummer to autumn. Attracts butterflies.
Aromatic foliage repels mosquitoes in the garden and in the house!
Infuse fresh foliage in Witch Hazel extract to make a safe insect repellent spray, or roll fresh foliage into smudge sticks and burn. Do not rub foliage on skin as this may cause irritation. Read more about them here!
Grows to 3-6′ tall and likes full sun to part shade and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.