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Monardella odoratissima ssp. odoratissima

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Species Name: Monardella odoratissima ssp. odoratissima
Common Name: Mountain Pennyroyal

Fast growing, invigorating fragrance. Very drought tolerant. Tolerates occasional moisture. Butterflies love it. Highly recommended. Also excellent for container gardens in sunny spot.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1'h x 3'w
Growth Habit: Low and dense
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: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, highlands of North Coast Range, highlands of Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plataeu, White and Inyo Mtns
Natural Habitat: Sagebrush scrub, montane forest from 2000-11,000'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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