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Monardella odoratissima (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)
Monardella odoratissima (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)

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Monardella odoratissima


Perennials, Flowers

MONARDELLA

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 plant with 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 purplish flowers in summer and early fall. Has been used to make a fragrant tea.

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