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Monardella linoides ssp. linoides

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Species Name: Monardella linoides ssp. linoides
Common Name: Willowy Mint

Aromatic foliage smells minty. Has a long bloom season. Flowers are dusty lavender. Great butterfly plant.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Pale lavender
Natural Habitat: Coastal areas, southern California coastal sage scrub

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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