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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Hyptis emoryi-Desert Lavender

Durable desert shrub 6-10' tall x 6-12' wide. Grey foliage contrasts well with clusters of violet-purple flowers spring thru winter. Can exist on rainfall alone but  will accept supplemental water to speed up growth.  Slightly frost tender.  Leaves are powder gray.  Full sun & heat tolerant.  Drought resistant.  May need to be sheared to maintain compact habit.  Native to hot dry slopes to 3000' in low & intermediate areas Sonoran desert.  Upright grower.  Well drained site.  Harden for winter.  Zone 8. 


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