Lepechinia fragrans

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Lepechina fragrans
Lepechina fragrans
Lepechina fragrans

Species Name: Lepechinia fragrans
Common Name: Fragrant Pitcher Sage

Excellent hummingbird plant with fragrant leaves. Rare! Found locally in the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 4' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 30 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Fall
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: List 4/RED 1-2-3
Distribution: South Coast, Northern Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Chaparral below 3600'

Hummingbird iconA.jpg Oak iconA.jpg Clay iconA.jpg Fragrant iconA.jpg

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