Phuopsis stylosa is also called the Caucasian Crosswort, Skunk Plant, or Large-styled Crosswort. They previously called it Crucianella stylosa. It is part of the Rubiaceae family of plants. That is the Bedstraw family. It is a mat-forming perennial with clusters of pink flowers. It is native to the Caucasus and North of Iran.
It grows a mat of leafy stems that are narrow and lanceolate. The leaves are aromatic. They are bright green. It grows to 20cm or 8in tall. Phuopsis stylosa flowers in summer. The flowers are tubular very similar to Allium flowers. They grow in terminal globular clusters. It is drought-tolerant.
How to grow Phuopsis stylosa:
Grow Phuopsis stylosa in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture but well-drained soil. It does well in consistently moist soil and cool summers. Propagate by seed or cuttings. Cut it back when the flowers are done. Phuopsis stylosa is disease-free and pest-free. It attracts butterflies. It is deer-tolerant and rabbit-tolerant. It self-seeds.