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Hyptis emoryi 'Silver Lining'

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Species Name: Hyptis emoryi 'Silver Lining'
Common Name: Silver Lining desert lavender

Desert lavender is an aromatic desert shrub with year-round interest. When not in bloom, its fragrant silver foliage contrasts with darker evergreen shrubs. A selection from higher elevations, so it may prove to be more cold hardy than the species.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-10' H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Upright, open
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Violet
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selection from the Mojave desert made by Carol Bornstein and introduced by Santa Barabara Botanic Garden
Natural Habitat: Selection from the Mojave desert made by Carol Bornstein and introduced by Santa Barabara Botanic Garden

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