Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (coyote mint)
A mint fragrant shrub that can reach two feet high by three feet wide. It is evergreen with grey green leaves and light purple flower clusters that boom in the summer.
Plant with: other low growing perennials, annuals, native grasses, or succulents including: Chinese Houses (Colllinsia heterophylla), Monkeyflower (Mimulus sp.), Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Yellow-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium californicum), groundcover Manzanitas (Arctostaphylos sp.), low-growing Buckwheats (Eriogonum grande var. rubescens or umbellatum), California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), and Dudleya sp.
- Plant in full sun to light shade
- Best in well-drained soil, does not need irrigation
- Drought tolerant
- Attracts birds, hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
- Deer resistant
- Hardy up to 15 degrees
- Native to California