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Desert Lavender
DESERT LAVENDER
Hyptis emoryi

Desert Lavender can be commonly spotted in desert arroyos/washes in the desert, and is even spotted often in the washes here in Lake Havasu City. This lovely plant gets it's name from its fragrant sage-like smell that smells similar to lavender. Although this plant is not often thought of for residential landscapes, it forms a much denser and more attractive appearance that blooms repeatedly year-round in lightly irrigated landscapes.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Perrenials
Hardiness: 25˚F
Water: Low
Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Slow/Moderate
Average Size: 6’ H × 6’ W
Coverage: 28 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Semi-evergreen
Foliage Color: Gray-green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Purple/Indigo
Flower Season: Year round
Fruit: Inconspicuous
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Unknown
Lightly head back or shear in late winter to promote a more regular shape and denser foliar canopy, and water minimally. Native Americans have used Desert Lavender leaves to make teas, soaps, and soaks as the essential oil of the plant is widely known to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Attractive to butterflies and bees.