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More Information About Lepechinia

Lepechinia is a genus of about 40 species of mint relatives native to South America, Mexico, California, and Hawaii, many of which are endangered and grow within a very small native range. Lepechinia flowers come in shades of purple, appear in the late summer and are somewhat salvia-esque. The flowers are tubular and the tips are curled on one side like a lip, making lepechinia flowers look a little bit like pitchers. And of course, the tubular flowers attract hummingbirds too.

Lepechinia species are adapted to dry, rocky, hilly, chapparal habitats. Thus, lepechinia must be planted in full sun and in well-drained soil. The open vase-like shape of lepechinia allows the plant to mix well in a perennial border. When you are ready to buy lepechinia for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of lepechinia for sale.