Lepechinia calycina

Also known as:

  • Pitcher Sage
  • Woodbalm

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:2'-5'
W:2'-5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

low

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade

Features

Flowers:

pink, lavender / lilac

Wildlife:

bees, hummingbirds, deer resistant

Flowering Time:

summer

Tags

aromatic

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This semi-evergreen shrub grows to 3' tall and 4-5' wide and is best known for its soft and hairy, strongly fragrant leaves and long racemes of showy white flowers blushed with lavender. Plant performs beautifully when massed along a path with California poppies, Blue-eyed grass, and Mules ears. This plant is drought tolerant, but needs good drainage. Plant in sun to partial shade. Endemic to California Provides nectar for hummingbirds. The Miwok used an extract of the leaves of this plant to treat fever and headache. Found in dry slopes. Communitites located in Chaparral, Foothill Woodland Between 0 and 3000 feet .

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