Coyote Mint

Monardella villosa

A charming California native mint that grows in chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and woodland habitats. It has shiny ovate dark green leaves and lavender pink flowers in pom-pom inflorescences that are attractive to butterflies. This plant was used by Native American groups as a remedy for stomach aches, respiratory conditions, and sore throat. It may also be steeped into one of the all-time best tasting mint teas!

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Small evergreen woody subshrub grows to 2' tall and 3' wide

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Infertile, well-draining sandy, rocky, or sandy loam soils

Origin: California

Additional Characteristics: California Native

Coyote Mint