Monardella villosa
'Russian River'

Monardella villosa Russian River

Edge a low to NO-WATER path with this minty, fragrant native sub-shrub. More vigorous than the plain species, you get a nice semi-evergreen, small-scale groundcover to 15” tall x 2’ wide and plentiful, showy 2” rich lavender puffballs all Summer long. Tolerant of CLAY-ISH soil (not hardpan), “Coyote Mint” also thrives on rocky slopes and under oaks! Stays greener and blooms longer with some Summer water. Used as a tea for sore throats. Cut back in Fall. Bees and butterflies! Deer resistant.



Avg./No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA zones 6-10