Monardella villosa

Coyote Mint

Plant family: Lamiaceae - Mint


Plant type: Groundcover

Plant origin: N/A, California

Container Avail Qty Add to
My List
One Gallon 223   14.99

Add to My List

Flower Color Lavender
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 1-2 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
Sun / Shade   
Monthly Water
> Learn More
Wildlife Friendliness Rating
Plant Community > Learn More

Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Woodland/Forest

Best Soil Conditions > Learn More

Clay, Sand, Serpentine, Rocky

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

Also called coyote mint, this highly fragrant perennial herb grows in compact mounds about 1 to 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide. The lush gray green leaves enjoy sun to light shade, and the plant produces 1 to2 inch round lavender blooms in summertime from June through August, a favorite of butterflies and other native pollinators. Coyote mint needs well-draining soil, but can tolerate weekly watering if necessary, less in summer. Great on rocky slopes or serpentine soil, it also does well in sand or clay. After coyote mint is done flowering, cut back to encourage healthy new growth and an improved appearance. An excellent choice for rock gardens, edging a walkway or using as a groundcover, coyote mint fills in nicely and keeps a neat, compact form.

Leave us a comment, your rating and/or your favorite picture

Please share your thoughts with us about this plant. We would like to hear about the good things and the problems. We also would appreciate seeing any photos and have you rate this plant. To leave comments or to rate a plant you must be registered.




No comments for this plant.