Himalayan Mint Shrub
Colquhounia is a showy shrub with simple medium size leaves that are downy and rather rough. It produces spikes of reddish or scarlet flowers in summer or fall. Plant it in a sunny, well-drained site with good soil. It can be trained against a wall. Colquhoun is a Scottish Highland Clan and the origin of the name Calhoun which is famous in southern history and place names. Colquhounia is native to the Himalayas and western China. It was introduced into England before 1850 but is little known in America. Our material derives from a collection made by Frank Bell in China.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8-9