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Hyptis emoryi Silver Lining - Desert Lavender

Hyptis emoryi is a medium to large shrub growing 6 to 10 feet tall, often a bit wider than tall. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduced this silver foliaged variety. Hyptis emoryi blooms Winter into Spring and may still be blooming a bit as Summer starts. The Desert Lavender is drought tolerant but seems to appreciate infrequent summer water in drier climates. Hyptis emoryi is a great nectar source for bees, hummingbirds and a number of butterflies. Hyptis emoryi is Winter hardy into the low 20°s F or high teens but will likely be damaged in the high 20°s F

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Hyptis emoryi Silver Lining, Desert Lavender