Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (coyote mint)
Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (coyote mint)

Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (coyote mint)

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Coyote Mint

A two foot high and three feet wide 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 hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies

 - Deer resistant

 - Hardy up to 15 degrees

 - Native to California