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Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (Coyote mint 'Russian River')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Monardella villosa 'Russian River'

Other names

Coyote mint 'Russian River'

Genus

Monardella Monardella

Variety or Cultivar

'Russian River' _ 'Russian River' is a mound-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with aromatic, oval, hairy, grey-green leaves and upright stems bearing dense, whorled clusters of tubular, two-lipped, lavender flowers in summer.


Monardella villosa 'Russian River' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

Lavender in Spring; Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Whitefly Aphids , Whitefly

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut back in autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (Coyote mint 'Russian River') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Desert garden/Xeriscaping, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, sharply drained soil in sun. Will be deciduous in drought conditions. Does not tolerate excessive winter wet and cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Monardella villosa 'Russian River'

Other names

Coyote mint 'Russian River'

Genus

Monardella Monardella

Variety or Cultivar

'Russian River' _ 'Russian River' is a mound-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with aromatic, oval, hairy, grey-green leaves and upright stems bearing dense, whorled clusters of tubular, two-lipped, lavender flowers in summer.

Native to

Western North America

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Lavender in Spring; Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Whitefly

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut back in autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Monardella villosa 'Russian River' (Coyote mint 'Russian River') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Desert garden/Xeriscaping, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, sharply drained soil in sun. Will be deciduous in drought conditions. Does not tolerate excessive winter wet and cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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