Hyptis alata

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Musky Bushmint

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size: ft
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral



Attracts hummingbirds (Treasure Coast Natives blog).


Recorded visitors include bees, butterflies, and wasps (Treasure Coast Natives blog).

Native Habitats:Low flatwoods, wet prairie, coastal swales, pond margins, marshy roadsides.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures