Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (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