Hyptis emoryi

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Hyptis emoryi
Hyptis emoryi
Hyptis emoryi

Species Name: Hyptis emoryi
Common Name: Desert Lavender

Silver foliage has a scent like lavender. The purple flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds and bees. Give full sun and good drainage. Can bloom throughout the year. It is a nectar plant for butterflies.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4-6' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Upright, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Violet
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: South Mojave and Sonoran Deserts
Natural Habitat: Gravelly, sandy washes, canyons, desert shrubland below 3300'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.