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Phuopsis stylosa, Caucasian Crosswort, Skunk Plant
Phuopsis stylosa 'Purpurglut'

Phuopsis stylosa

Caucasian Crosswort, Skunk Plant
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Caucasus Mountains, Asia Minor
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Phuopsis stylosa is a low-growing aromatic perennial plant with whorls of fragrant pink flowers. Tolerates poor soils and hot sites, and can be a useful groundcover for slopes or other difficult sites.

Leaves and flowers are aromatic (some say reminiscent of the musky smell of skunk), hence the also sometimes used common name of Skunk Plant.

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