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(Hyptis emoryi)

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Hardy in Phoenix, frost sensitive when young, this fragrant foliage with heavy sage like scent is used to make herbal tea. It has powder gray leaves with serrated margins and clusters of violet flowers from spring to fall.  Plant in well-drained soil.

Plant Information

Plant Type

Herb, Shrub


Sonoran Desert

Size (H x W)

6' x 6'


Full Sun


Low – Medium

Flower Color

Violet Purple

Flower Season

Spring through Fall