Lepechinia fragrans 'El Tigre'

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Species Name: Lepechinia fragrans 'El Tigre'
Common Name: El Tigre Pitcher Sage

Very fragrant shrub that works well in full sun or partial shade. It will be more dense and bushy in full sun, more open and airy in shade. Attracts hummingbirds. Beautiful flowers!

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4'-6' H x 4'-6' W
Growth Habit: Bushy
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink/Purple
Endangered?: List 4 / RED 1-2-3
Distribution: South Coast, northern Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, below 3,300'

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.