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Hyptis emoryi (Desert Lavender)

Hyptis emoryi
Desert Lavender

This evergreen, upright desert shrub is native to the hot dry slopes of the Sonoran desert at elevations up to 3,000 feet. The powder gray foliage contrasts well with clusters of small violet-purple flowers that occur from spring through fall. The opposite leaves have coarsely toothed margins and a pungent, peppery fragrance. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 6' - 10' (ft)
Spread 6' - 12' (ft)
Spacing 8' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant
Attracts Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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