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Monardella australis

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Species Name: Monardella australis
Common Name: Southern Monardella

A great butterfly plant for a rock garden or other small space. Inland, protect from afternoon sun. Both leaves and flowers are fragrant. Distasteful to deer.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Low, compact
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Rose-purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Transverse Ranges to San Jacinto Mountains
Natural Habitat: Rocky openings in montane and subalpine forests. Elevation 4,500' - 9,600'

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