Sweetscent (Odorata)

The Sweetscent (Odorata) is generally described as a perennial subshrub or forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the indeterminate, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Sweetscent (Odorata) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Sweetscent (Odorata) will reach up to 4.9 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Sweetscent (Odorata) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container, seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -13°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Subshrub, Forb/herb
Growth Period Summer
Growth Duration Annual, Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Crown
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 4.9
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -13
Soil Depth for Roots 14
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate None
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4.5–7 pH
Precipitation Range 10–10 inches/yr
Planting Density 700–1200 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 14
Minimum Frost-Free Days 140 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA