Desert Lavender

Condea (Hyptis) emoryi

The flowers of Desert Lavender are an important nectar source for desert honeybees during their major spring blooms. Desert Lavender is drought tolerant and readily available as a desert or mid-elevation land species.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Arid desert washes of Arizona, southern Nevada and southeast California
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Size: 9′ tall
Sun: Full, tolerates reflected heat
Watering: Supplemental during summer heat
Growth Rate:
Soil: Well drained preferred
Pruning: Lightly head back in late winter
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar plant for bees. Host for the Gray Hairstreak butterfly
Notes: Special value for native bees


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