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Monardella crispa

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Monardella crispa
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Monardella crispa
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Monardella crispa

Species Name: Monardella crispa
Common Name: Crisp Dune Mint

A dense low-growing mint with pink to purple flowers that attract butterflies. Very fragrant! Good on coast and inland.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Pinkish-Purple
Endangered?: List 1B.2
Distribution: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
Natural Habitat: Coastal dunes

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