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Monardella odoratissima, photo courtesy of Mark Turner
Monardella odoratissima, photo courtesy of Mark Turner

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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.

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