Monardella linoides

San Diego Willowy Mint

Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint

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Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Lavender, Light Purple, Purple
Blooming Season Fall, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Edible , Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers

Plant Highlights

We love this plant for so many reasons! The rare San Diego Willowy Mint (Monardella linoides ssp viminea) is a true San Diego native that combines hardiness with beauty. This plant is State and Federally listed as endangered and ranks 1B on the CNPS list of rare and endangered plants. There are very few occurrences in the wild now, as development has reduced its habitat. This plant has aromatic minty foliage and lavender flowers that bloom for a long time. Also, it flowers late into the fall, so can provide nectar for its butterfly fans when many other nectar plants are long gone. It is a great plant for butterflies and also looks and does well in containers. Provide well-draining soil and occasional water.

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