Lepechinia fragrans 'El Tigre'

Common Name:
Fragrant pitcher sage
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4-6 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
This is an upright shrub from southern California, growing 4-6 feet tall. It has softly furry grey green, pleasantly scented leaves. The flowers are a little over an inch long and pale pink in color, borne in loose clusters at the shoot tips in spring and summer. Easy to grow in sun or light shade, in well drained soil, with moderate to occasional watering.