Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Monardella odoratissima, photo courtesy of Mark Turner
Monardella odoratissima, photo courtesy of Mark Turner

Click to Enlarge

Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 7-10, 14-24
Full Sun
Minimal Water

Monardella odoratissima

Perennials, Flowers


Aromatic mint-family perennials native to California and adjacent states. Typically sprawling,with two-lipped flowers in clusters at stem ends.All require excellent drainage.Use in wild gardens or rock gardens.

Monardella odoratissima

Bushy plantwith a sprawling, woody base.Grows from 4 in. to 2 ft. high,spreading as wide as high.Hairy gray-green leaves; 1-in.-wide heads of small purplishflowers in summer and earlyfall. Has been used to makea fragrant tea.

You Might Also Like...

Crocus sativus

Lilac flowers in fall.Orange-red stigma is true saffron of commerce. To harvest saffron, pluck stigmas...

Consolida ajacis

Native to southern Europe. Upright plants grow 1–4 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide,with deeply cut, almost ...

Artemisia versicolor 'Seafoam'

Mounding growth to 6 to 12 in. high and 1 1/2 to 3 ft.wide. Lacy, silvery blue foliage; flowers not sh...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More