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Long lasting blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Fragrant foliage.
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Easily grown in average, dry-to medium, well drained soils. Tolerates dry soils once established.
Not necessary. Don?t over-feed; a fall top dressing of compost is all they need to flourish. Too much high nitrogen fertilizers will shorten their lifespan and make the plants floppy.
Sandy/gravelly mulches will protect plants and help avoid onset of rot.
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Native to Arizona and New Mexico
Western state native:
Grayish-green mint scented leaves
Predominant flower color:
Beautiful fragrant tubular flowers.
Fall Color Description:
Bloom season can extend into fall.
Winter Interest Description:
It is native to cool mountain slopes in Arizona and New Mexico.
Used by Wildlife:
Pinch back foliage in spring if you want to limit mature plant height. In mid-spring, remove old stems just above the new foliage, about 4 or 5 inches above ground level.
Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom.
Sometimes a sporadic rebloom will occur in fall if plants are cut back in late summer after initial flowering period.
Prune in late fall or winter, after plant goes dormant. To improve winter-hardiness, and encourage re-seeding, leave the stems intact over the winter. Cut back foliage to just above ground level in the fall after plants go dormant, or foliage is killed
Long Term Care:
Crown/root rot may develop in poorly drained soils. Watch for rust, powdery mildew and leaf spots.
No serious insect or disease problems. Crown/root rot may develop in poorly drained soils. Watch for rust,powdery mildew and leaf spots.
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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