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Monardella villosa x purpurea

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Species Name: Monardella villosa x purpurea
Common Name: Coyote Mint hybrid

A lovely hybrid of two of our native coyote mints. It produces typical purple flowers that attract butterflies and has scented foliage. Does well both on coast and inland. Excellent for aromatic and butterfly gardens.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Distribution: San Luis Obispo Co.
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, oak woodland, chaparral

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