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Monardella odoratissima

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Monardella odoratissima

Mountain Beebalm, Pacific Monardella

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Delightfully mint-scented dome of purple pom-poms.

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  • Refreshing Mint Scent
  • Long-Blooming
  • Stand-out Purple Flowers
  • Rock Garden Must-Have

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Plant Description and Details

One of our favorites! A treat for the senses, Mountain Beebalm offers refreshing mint scent to anyone who touches it. Its tidy, 18" mound of petite leaves will grace any dry area or rock garden. Many frilly purple flowers cover the plant in mid-summer. Can be found on rocky outcroppings in the mountains, blooming beautifully where few other plants thrive.

Common Names Mountain Beebalm, Pacific Monardella
Community Mountain
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Open, rocky areas from WA east to WY, south to CA, UT and NM
Native States CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Formal edgings, borders, rock gardens.
Mature Height <1 ft.
Mature Width 18 in.
Group Spacing 20-30 in.
Blossom Color Light Purple to Rose
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Cut back to crown when winter dormant to encourage fresh growth.
Plants Symbol MOOD
Family Name Lamiaceae
Lewis & Clark No
 

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