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Monardella crispa

wavyleaf dune mint.

Wavyleaf Dune Mint is native to the coastal dunes of southern San Luis Obispo county and northern Santa Barbara county. It can often be found on the unstabilized dunes. It is fragrant and one of the most attractive Monardella species. This Monardella is called Crisp Dune Mint not because it is crispy but because of the wavy and twisted surfaces and edges of its leaves. It has very interesting leathery leaves with wavy "crisp"edges. The flowers are a stunning pinky-purple. Although it is rhizomatous you'll not have trouble with aggressiveness. Monardella plants are one of the best plants to grow because they attract a variety of adult butterflies. The butterflies love to sip the nectar within the Monardella flowers. Crisp Dune Mint likes full sun, sand, and can tolerate deer.

Monardella crispa tolerates sand.
Monardella crispa is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Monardella crispa is evergreen and has fragrance.
Flower of Monardella crispa has color pink.

Communities for Monardella crispa:Coastal Sage Scrub and Coastal Strand.

ph: 5.00 to 7.00
usda: 10 to 10
height[m]: 0.10 to 0.30
width[m]: 0.20 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 45.00 to 80.00

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