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Pluchea odorata, Sweetscent, Salt Marsh Fleabane, Shrubby Camphorweed, Fragrant Ageratum, Fruity Weed

Pluchea odorata

Sweetscent, Salt Marsh Fleabane, Shrubby Camphorweed, Fragrant Ageratum, Fruity Weed
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Pluchea can grow as an annual or perennial, depending on winter temperatures and the amount of summer water. It inhabits wetlands and other coastal habitats and moist inland areas, often in saline substrates. Pluchea odorata odorata tolerates alkaline soil, salt and seasonal flooding.

The entire plant is dotted with glands that emit a wonderful herbal-fruity scent when touched, even dry winter leaves that persist until spring - hence its common name.

One of the best features of Sweetscent is its colors. The foliage is a pale green pastel. Contrast this with the pink-purple flowers.





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Pluchea odorata (Ageratum aromaticum) - Sweetscent

Fragrant Ageratum, Fruity Weed. This rare variety of ageratum is a highly aromatic plant. All parts of the plant emerge wonderful fragrance. The scent is somewhat fruity and also consists of smells of dry herbs, thyme, rosemary, lavender all together. Perennial, bright pink flowers from spring to late fall. Can be used in sachet, herb pillows, it keeps the scent for a long time. It attracts lots of flying insects and butterflies.

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This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$17.95